Definition of spottily in US English:

spottily

adverb

  • See spotty

    • ‘The country has a well-defined highway system that can take you right around much of the island (the windy, sparsely populated north-east coast is spottily covered).’
    • ‘National laws already prohibit sonograms for gender detection, which becomes possible after the 14th week, but the law has been spottily enforced.’
    • ‘Since it dries somewhat spottily, this makes the underlying colours less uniform and more natural looking.’
    • ‘Perhaps The Woodsman was ultimately too low-budget and spottily distributed to compete with the big studio releases.’
    • ‘The rule was implemented in Catholic Europe relatively quickly, but very spottily, with different countries adopting the change at different times.’

Pronunciation

spottily

/ˈspätəlē/