shivery

adjective (1)
shiv·​ery | \ ˈshi-və-rē How to pronounce shivery (audio) , ˈshiv-rē \

Definition of shivery

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: easily broken into shivers

shivery

adjective (2)

Definition of shivery (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : characterized by shivers
2 : causing shivers

First Known Use of shivery

Adjective (1)

1683, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Shivery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shivery. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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