from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Tremulous; shivering.
- adjective Easily broken; brittle; shattery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Given to
shivering; tending to shiver.
- adjective Easily broken;
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- adjective provoking fear terror
- adjective cold enough to cause shivers
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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.
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.
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. "
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.
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.