[ shey-king ]
/ ˈʃeɪ kɪŋ /


the act of a person or thing that shakes.
ague, with or without chill and fever.
shakings, Nautical. waste rope, canvas, etc.

Nearby words

  1. shakespearean,
  2. shakespearean sonnet,
  3. shakespeareana,
  4. shakeup,
  5. shakhty,
  6. shaking palsy,
  7. shakingly,
  8. shako,
  9. shaks.,
  10. shakshuka

Origin of shaking

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at shake, -ing1

Related formsshak·ing·ly, adverbun·shak·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shakingly

Word Origin and History for shakingly



late 14c., verbal noun from shake (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper