shudder Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
frisson; quiver; thrill; shiver; tingle; chill.
- a frisson of surprise shot through him
noun an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
verb shake, as from cold
- The children are shivering--turn on the heat!
verb tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
throb; shiver; thrill.
Shud"der intransitive verb
; akin to LG. schuddern
, D. schudden
to shake, OS. skuddian
, G. schaudern
to shudder, schütteln
to shake, schütten
to pour, to shed, OHG. scutten
, to shake.
imperfect & past participle Shuddered ;present participle & verbal noun Shuddering
- To tremble or shake with fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver with cold; to quake. "With shuddering horror pale."
The shuddering tennant of the frigid zone.
- The act of shuddering, as with fear.
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