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shivery1

[shiv-uh-ree] /ˈʃɪv ə ri/
adjective
1.
inclined to or characterized by shivers, quivers, or tremors.
2.
causing shivering.
Origin of shivery1
1740-1750
1740-50; shiver1 + -y1

shivery2

[shiv-uh-ree] /ˈʃɪv ə ri/
adjective
1.
readily breaking into shivers or fragments; brittle.
Origin
1675-85; shiver2 + -y1
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  • I could hear from the pantry cupboard beyond the shivery tinkle of glasses as they settled on a tray.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • The thermometer was at 79, but I was quite as shivery as they were.

    Miss Eden's Letters Emily Eden
  • Then we began to move, and I felt the blood creep up and down my limbs as shivery as ice.

  • The Americans are shivery people, stewing themselves in a bain-marie.

  • He had grown ever so tall and thin, but not strong, and he went about looking blue and shivery.

    My Young Days Anonymous
  • It is too cold for them; they are shivery and become depressed.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • How big her rooms looked, what a shivery feeling the card-tables gave her, with the markers, with the cards spread out in an S!

    The Twilight of the Souls Louis Couperus
  • Queer and shivery, they was, about it, and it kinda give me the creeps.

    Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher Eleanor Gates
  • The two girls, clinging to each others hands in the shivery mist, waited and listened.

British Dictionary definitions for shivery

shivery

/ˈʃɪvərɪ/
adjective
1.
inclined to shiver or tremble
2.
causing shivering, esp through cold or fear
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Word Origin and History for shivery
adj.

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

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