intermittent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “intermittent” in the English Dictionary

"intermittent" in British English

See all translations

intermittentadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.təˈmɪt.ənt/  us   /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈmɪt.ənt/
not ​happeningregularly or ​continuously; ​stopping and ​startingrepeatedly or with ​periods in between: intermittent ​rain an intermittent ​noise Although she made intermittent ​movieappearances, she was ​essentially a ​stageactress.
intermittently
adverb uk   /ˌɪn.təˈmɪt.ənt.li/  us   /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈmɪt.ənt.li/
We've ​discussed this ​problem intermittently, but so ​far we've ​failed to come up with a ​solution.
(Definition of intermittent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intermittent" in American English

See all translations

intermittentadjective

 us   /ˌɪn·tərˈmɪt·ənt/
not ​happeningregularly or ​continuously; ​stopping and ​startingrepeatedly or with ​longperiods in between
intermittently
adverb  us   /ˌɪnt·ərˈmɪt·ənt·li/
It rained intermittently all ​day.
(Definition of intermittent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of intermittent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“intermittent” in British English

“intermittent” in American English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

flavoursome

having good flavour or a lot of flavour

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More