- Stopping and starting at intervals; coming after a particular time span; not steady or constant
- The day was cloudy with intermittent rain.
- Intermittent bugs are most difficult to reproduce.
alternate, alternating, arrested, beating, broken, broken off, capricious, careening, catchy, checked, chopped-off, choppy, circling, cyclic, cyclical, decousu, desultory, deviative, disconnected, discontinued, discontinuous, discrete, disjunctive, eccentric, episodic, epochal, erratic, even, every other, fitful, flickering, fluctuating, guttering, halting, herky-jerky, heteroclite, immethodical, incoherent, inconstant, infrequent, intermitting, interrupted, irregular, isochronal, isochronous, iterative, jagged, jerky, lurching, measured, metrical, metronomic, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential, nonserial, nonuniform, occasional, on-again-off-again, oscillatory, parenthetic, patchy, periodic, periodical, pulsating, pulsing, rambling, random, reciprocal, recurrent, recurring, rhythmic, rhythmical, rotary, rough, scrappy, seasonal, serial, snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, spotty, staggering, steady, suspended, uncertain, unconnected, undulant, undulatory, unequal, uneven, unjoined, unmethodical, unmetrical, unregular, unrhythmical, unsettled, unsteady, unsuccessive, unsystematic, variable, veering, wandering, wavelike, wavering, wheeling, wobbling, wobbly
- (UK) IPA: /ˌɪntɜː(ɹ)ˈmɪtn̩t/, SAMPA: /%Int3:(r)"mItn=t/
- (US) IPA: /ˌɪntɚˈmɪtn̩t/, SAMPA: /%Int@`"mItn=t/
- third-person plural future active indicative of intermittō