[ adjective ] not having a steady rhythm
"an arrhythmic heartbeat"
Used in print(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
She made him sad some days , and he was never sure why ; it was something to do with her back , the thinness of_it , and the quick , jerky way she bent .(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
All about me there was a hectic interplay of meetings taking_place , like abrupt , jerky scenes in old silent_movies , joyous greetings and beginnings , huggings and kissings , enthusiastic forays into the festive night .