What does the word spasmodic mean?

Usage examples for spasmodic

  1. In fact, the more the merrier, provided they're spasmodic. – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  2. There is something so unnatural, so spasmodic in his mirth, that it gives me quite a pang to witness it. – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  3. He fell heavily on his face, his clubbed rifle tumbling to the ground; a deep groan, one or two spasmodic struggles, and the captain of the " Argonaut" was no more, the whole band of savages having disappeared in the bush. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley

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