Shake & Cover

April 22, 2024
Shake & Cover

Shake & Cover

Shudder versus Shutter


Shudder comes from an old English word “scud” meaning “to shake.” Shutter has Germanic origins, from the word “schut” that means “a cover.”

How to use them:

– Shudder is when you shake a bit because of fear or cold.
– Shutter is a part of a window or door that opens and closes.

Trick to Remember the Difference:

– You shudder when you’re scared, just like how the u sounds like the ‘uh’ at the beginning of ‘uh-oh!’
– A shutter is part of a window, which ends with ‘er’ just like the word.

Example Sentences:

– When I heard a strange noise at night, I couldn’t help but shudder.
– The horror movie made me shudder with fear every few minutes.
– The child’s body would shudder from the cold wind.
– I needed to close the shutter to keep the sunlight out during the movie.
– Make sure to open the shutter each morning for fresh air.


Remember, you shudder when you are scared or cold, and a shutter is a part of a window or door.