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shudder +‎ -y


shuddery (comparative more shuddery, superlative most shuddery)

  1. Characterized by shuddering motions.
    • 2007 December 8, Roslyn Sulcas, “Strings, Hip-Hop and Not a Little Randiness”, in New York Times[1]:
      Four women dance together, shuffling their feet, arching over one another's bodies and running across the stage before stopping dead with shuddery little recoils of the chest.
    • 2009, Jacqueline Davies, Lost (page 23)
      The baby breathes in sharply and then lets out a long, shuddery sigh. I've been holding her for nearly half an hour and suddenly she feels unbearably heavy.