(=by turns) successivement, tour à tour
→ In the film he was portrayed alternately as a charlatan, a madman, and a guru.
→ He would alternately bully and charm people.
→ She was alternately angry and calm.
→ The walls were covered alternately with intricate tile work and sculpted panels.
to cry and laugh alternately passer du rire aux larmes
→ on the witness stand Granger alternately fascinated and horrified Janet
alternately fascinating and shocking tantôt fascinant (e) , tantôt choquant (e)