shudder

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
shudder

Plural
shudders

  1. A shudder is a shivering tremor caused by fear or horror.

Verb[change]

Plain form
shudder

Third-person singular
shudders

Past tense
shuddered

Past participle
shuddered

Present participle
shuddering

  1. If you are shuddering, you are shaking nervously from fear or horror.
    Years after being kidnapped, she still shuddered at the thought of it.