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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
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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Examples for shivery
  • Falling rain, leaf shadows, the bloodied pelt of an arrowed monkey-all appear dipped in shivery tones of silver.
  • My dog is excited, but controllable, not shivery and panting.
  • She felt a shivery thrill as everything about their comfortable old relationship suddenly seemed to change.
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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