Monday, October 22, 2012

word of the day: judder

The word of the day is judder:

Etymology:  Imitative; compare shudder v. 
intr. To shake violently, esp. of the mechanism in cars, cameras, etc.; also of the voice in singing, to oscillate between greater and less intensity. (OED)

"After a juddering ride of several hours, you may not notice at first that the boat is approaching a shore."

 - Jennifer Egan, "Black Box", 4 & 11 June 2012 The New Yorker

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