[ UK /pˌi‍əɹɪˈɒdɪkli/ ]
[ US /ˌpiɹiˈɑdɪkəɫi, ˌpiɹiˈɑdɪkɫi/ ]
  1. in a sporadic manner
    he only works sporadically
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How To Use periodically In A Sentence

  • We must remember that the prime motive for Housmann's boulevards and circuses was to ensure that a strategically placed cannon could fire down many streets, quelling the citizens who were periodically disposed to revolution.
  • This is then stacked into windrows or movable racks under a roofed area, and the piles are periodically aerated.
  • He appeared periodically in the villages with his eight donkeys, or neddies as he called them, with jingling bells on their headstalls and their burdens of two sacks of small coal on each. A Shepherd's Life Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs
  • During further analysis of these cosmids, high throughput sequence databanks were periodically screened for homology to the unique sequences until unannotated files containing exact matches appeared.
  • Lobsters, like all animals with exoskeletons, periodically shed their armor as they grow.
  • In the past floods have joined together Buttermere and Crummock lakes into one huge mere, and unified Thirlmere periodically long before Manchester Corporation turned it into one big reservoir. A seasonal lament
  • Periodically, bark and litter samples from each site were collected, moist chambered in the manner described by Gilbert and Martin, and examined closely for plasmodia and fruiting bodies for a three week period.
  • The twang of a guitar string resounded periodically, but never a song.
  • All mice were housed in a pathogen-free barrier facility in which sentinel mice were periodically monitored for common murine pathogens.
  • The alpha males (I guess) feel obliged to rear up periodically and assert their fiefdom with a ‘roar.’
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