shuddering

[shuhd-er-ing]
adjective
1.
trembling or quivering with fear, dread, cold, etc.
2.
Also, shuddery. characterized by or causing a shudder: a shuddering plunge of the ship.

Origin:
shudder + -ing2

shudderingly, adverb
unshuddering, adjective
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shudder

[shuhd-er]
verb (used without object)
1.
to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fear, or cold.
noun
2.
a convulsive movement of the body, as from horror, fear, or cold.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English shodderen (v.) (cognate with German schaudern < LG), frequentative of Old English scūdan to tremble; see -er6

shudder, shutter.


1. quiver. See shiver1.
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shudder (ˈʃʌdə)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to shake or tremble suddenly and violently, as from horror, fear, aversion, etc
 
n
2.  the act of shuddering; convulsive shiver
 
[C18: from Middle Low German schōderen; related to Old Frisian skedda to shake, Old High German skutten to shake]
 
'shuddering
 
adj
 
'shudderingly
 
adv
 
'shuddery
 
adj

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shudder
c.1310, possibly from M.Du. schuderen "to shudder," or M.L.G. schoderen, both from P.Gmc. *skud-. The noun is from 1607.
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Example sentences
The deepest notes in music have always cast a curious spell upon listeners, a
  kind of shuddering enchantment.
For good reason: pure floats are vulnerable, at times of extreme market
  turbulence, to shuddering exchange-rate shocks.
Most of the audience staggered away from this slasher flick still shuddering.
When they die it may be in a peculiarly human way, heaving and shuddering along
  their whole length before they founder.
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