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Meaning of SHUDDER

Pronunciation:  'shudur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
  2. [n]  an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
  3. [v]  shake, as from cold or fear
  4. [v]  tremble convulsively

SHUDDER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: chill, dither, frisson, quiver, shiver, shiver, shiver, thrill, thrill, throb, tingle, tremor
 See Also: fear, fearfulness, fright, move involuntarily, move reflexively, quiver, quivering, tremble, vibration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shud"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shuddered};p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Shuddering}.] [OE. shoderen, schuderen; akin to LG.
    schuddern, D. schudden to shake, OS. skuddian, G. schaudern
    to shudder, sch["u]tteln to shake, sch["u]tten to pour, to
    shed, OHG. scutten, scuten, to shake.]
    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. --Goldsmith.
  2. \Shud"der\, n.
    The act of shuddering, as with fear. --Shak.