Something that is intermittent happens occasionally rather than continuously. adj
After three hours of intermittent rain, the game was abandoned.
intermittently adv usu ADV with v
The talks went on intermittently for three years.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
broken, discontinuous, fitful, irregular, occasional, periodic, punctuated, recurrent, recurring, spasmodic, sporadic, stop-go (informal)
continuous, steady, unceasing
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