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spasmodic

División en sílabas: spas·mod·ic
Pronunciación: /spazˈmädik
 
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Definición de spasmodic en inglés:

adjetivo

1Occurring or done in brief, irregular bursts: spasmodic fighting continued
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The orchestra comes to life in spasmodic bursts.
  • The band bring abrasive but melodic rock that comes complete with spasmodic on-stage performance.
  • She gives a last little spasmodic lunge and then pulls away and takes a deep breath.
Sinónimos
1.1Caused by, subject to, or in the nature of a spasm or spasms: a spasmodic cough
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Hiccups are the spasmodic, involuntary contraction of the diaphragm that is caused by irritation of the nerves that supply these muscles.
  • In a letter to Emily Howland, Washington described Benson as ‘whimsical, spasmodic and rather superficial.’
  • The oil is topically applied to relieve spasmodic pains.

Origen

late 17th century: from modern Latin spasmodicus, from Greek spasmōdēs, from spasma (see spasm).

Derivados

spasmodically

1
Pronunciación: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverbio
Example sentences
  • The rumbles of thunder continued spasmodically above our heads, and the streets occasionally lit up in a flash of lightening.
  • Its little brown form quivered spasmodically as it sneezed.
  • He coughed spasmodically before gasping out his next words.

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