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shivery

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[ shiv-uh-ree ]
/ ˈʃɪv ə ri /
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adjective

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

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Origin of shivery

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First recorded in 1740–50; shiver1 + -y1

Definition for shivery (2 of 2)

shivery2
[ shiv-uh-ree ]
/ ˈʃɪv ə ri /

adjective

readily breaking into shivers or fragments; brittle.

Origin of shivery

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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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