[ spaz-mod-ik-lee ]
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  1. in sudden, brief, or sporadic bursts:The plane engine began to cough and sputter spasmodically.Mail arrived only spasmodically, so communication with the outside world was limited.

Origin of spasmodically


Other words from spasmodically

  • un·spas·mod·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby spasmodically Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use spasmodically in a sentence

  • His eager, nervous face was white; his chipmunk eyes narrowed; his great hands, held palm backward, clutched spasmodically.

    Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
  • Her fingers clenched spasmodically, as though she already felt the hilt of the fatal blade between them.

    The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham