American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Easily falling into shivers or small fragments; not firmly cohering; brittle.
- Pertaining to or resembling a shiver or shivering; characterized by a shivering motion: as, a shivery undulation.
- Inclined or disposed to shiver.
- Causing shivering; chill.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. provoking fear terror
- adj. cold enough to cause shivers
- shiver + -y (Wiktionary)
“Max was not up in matters pertaining to ghosts in general, and could only make a guess at emitting the proper kind of sound; but really it did seem quite "shivery," even to the boy responsible for making it.”
“The musicians had been softly playing some "shivery" music.”
“It gave them a "shivery" sort of feeling, and they were glad to cuddle down in their warm beds.”
“He sure did like music, especially them Spanish songs what made a fella kind of shivery and sad-like from his boots up.”
“Here is a new series of mystery stories for girls by an author who knows the kind of stories every girl wants to read -- mystery of the "shivery" sort, adventure that makes the nerves tingle, clever "detecting" and a new lovable heroine, Judy Bolton, whom all girls will take to their hearts at once.”
“You know, it makes me feel kind of shivery, even though I know that they won't do anything to us when they do catch us, Jack. ”
“Alongside works by Pablo Neruda and Ko Un are poems drawn from Estonian, Hebrew, Catalan, Swedish Eeva-Liisa Manner's shivery "The trees are bare. . ." in which "Autumn / leads its fog-horses to the river", all of them unknown, all demanding further investigation.”
“I should not like to be a blade of grass on your land, she concluded, with a little shivery shudder.”
“In the shivery gray of mountain dawn, Stubener was routed from his blankets by old Pat.”
“A shivery gray fellow named Hyppo, the Hypothermic Hippopotamus (see below), who sips whiskey from a flask and angrily fires wool socks into the crowd.”
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