sussultatory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian sussultare (jump up).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sʌsəlˈteɪtəri/

Adjective[edit]

sussultatory (comparative more sussultatory, superlative most sussultatory)

  1. Characterised by up-and-down oscillations of large amplitude, usually with reference to earthquakes.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      The healthy young Danes with loving slowness kissed, licked, caressed, tickled, kneaded, sucked, nuzzled, bit tenderly, salivated, secreted, hugged, trembled, moaned, gasped, coupled more vespertiliorum, and finally, with acrobatic aplomb, occupied forty-six times a minute 77.715 cubic inches of the same space, elastic and sussultatory.