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rara avis Syllabification: ra·ra a·vis
Pronunciation: /ˌre(ə)rə ˈāvis/ /ˌrärə ˈäwis/

Definition of rara avis in English:

noun (plural rarae avesˌre(ə)rē ˈāvēsˌrärī ˈäwes)

Another term for rare bird.
Example sentences
  • Pull it all together and you will have a rara avis to add zest to your party.
  • Heller is both a poet and critic, that well-plumed rara avis who flies effortlessly between poetry and criticism and adroitly links their dual legacies.
  • The author of some noteworthy ones, George Caleb Bingham, was himself a rara avis: a professional painter who was also a political candidate.



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