What does the word piecemeal mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • In pieces.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Made up of pieces.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Piece by piece; gradually.

Usage examples for piecemeal

  1. Ultimately, protesting that they were incapable of telling what they did not know- which Lady Charlotte heard with an incredulous shrug- they related piecemeal what they did know, and Weyburn's name gave her scent. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Tearing the despatch, and burning it piecemeal in the brazier. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond