- Not often; rarely: Islay is seldom visited by tourists he was seldom absent [in combination]: an old seldom-used churchMore example sentences
- An eclectic palette of samples etched out paths seldom visited in accessible forms.
- Neighbours said they seldom saw the couple and that the daughters seldom visited them.
- The actors seldom move: they are like tortured figures on a frieze in a besieged acropolis.
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Old English seldan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zelden and German selten, from a base meaning 'strange, wonderful'.