Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Easily breaking into pieces; not compact; loose of texture; brittle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Easily breaking into pieces; not compact; loose of texture; brittle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Brittle; that breaks and flies into many pieces; not compact; loose of texture.

Etymologies

shatter +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then, faced with shattery betrayal in an unexpected place, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad must launch a daring offensive.

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  • It was creamy, it was fragrant, and the caramel crust was thin and shattery and perfect.

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  • Kimberly-That's how I had them first too-in the thin little shattery shells-lovely.

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  • I never did hold so much with money, when shattery ways comes along of it.

    Springhaven

  • Your buildings are shattery, so begone with such flattery

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  • Roland dropped behind a pile of rusty steel beams and Oy jumped nimbly into his lap as the fountain hit the street with a vast, shattery thump.

    The Waste Lands

  • Morning found puddles crusted with thin shattery ice, portending a deeper cold, only to melt again when the capricious wind blew from the south and an irresolute sun decided to press its authority.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • It may bring a good bit of money to the place, for the lining of one or two pockets, such as John Prater's and Cheeseman's; but I never did hold so much with money, when shattery ways comes along of it.

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  • Each room has its shattery casement, to let in through linchened panes, the doubtful light of summer, and the much more indubitable wind, and rain, and frost of wintry nights.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • Crisp, crackly, and feather-light, these cookies call to mind the shiny, shattery topcoat of a good brownie, conveniently baked in individual portions.

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