shivery

1
[ shiv-uh-ree ]
/ ˈʃɪv ə ri /

adjective

inclined to or characterized by shivers, quivers, or tremors.
causing shivering.

Nearby words

  1. shivaree,
  2. shive,
  3. shively,
  4. shiver,
  5. shivering owl,
  6. shivoo,
  7. shizuoka,
  8. shiʿah,
  9. shiʿite,
  10. shkodër

Origin of shivery

1
First recorded in 1740–50; shiver1 + -y1

shivery

2
[ shiv-uh-ree ]
/ ˈʃɪv ə ri /

adjective

readily breaking into shivers or fragments; brittle.

Origin of shivery

2
First recorded in 1675–85; shiver2 + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for shivery

shivery

/ (ˈʃɪvərɪ) /

adjective

inclined to shiver or tremble
causing shivering, esp through cold or fear
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Word Origin and History for shivery

shivery

adj.

"characterized by shaking," 1747, from shiver (v.1) + -y (2).

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