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

Definition of shivery

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: easily broken into shivers

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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