Definition of intermittently in English:


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Pronunciation /ˈˌin(t)ərˈmitntlē/ /ˈˌɪn(t)ərˈmɪtntli/


  • At irregular intervals; not continuously or steadily.

    ‘he has worked intermittently in a variety of jobs’
    ‘an intermittently amusing plot’
    • ‘His habit of showing silent actions accompanied by radically different kinds of music, is only intermittently effective.’
    • ‘Fields affected by carryover may take on an uneven appearance with a series of stunted plants followed by healthy plants, intermittently.’
    • ‘To cap their discomfort, they're intermittently coerced into becoming part of the show.’
    • ‘Smaller vertical window slits are intermittently cut into the concrete flanks, forming an abstract pattern.’
    • ‘The compressor intermittently inflates the balloon, which then slowly returns to its sorry, flaccid state.’
    • ‘Only intermittently do you see a hint of the psychosis you know must be a part of his makeup.’
    • ‘The intermittently funny dialogue also has a sharp camp edge.’
    • ‘Many on the Internet have complained that their copy of the film freezes intermittently throughout playback.’
    • ‘The music of an enigmatic pop singer is the only salvation for some lonely teens in this intermittently extraordinary film.’
    • ‘Updates will be posted to the site intermittently throughout the winter, with weekly postings to begin again March 1.’



/ˈˌin(t)ərˈmitntlē/ /ˈˌɪn(t)ərˈmɪtntli/