Definition of seldom in English:
Not often; rarely: Islay is seldom visited by tourists he was seldom absent [in combination]: an old seldom-used church
More 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.
rarely, infrequently, hardly (ever), scarcely (ever), almost never;
now and then, occasionally, sporadically
informal once in a blue moon
adjective[attributive] dated Back to top
Old English seldan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zelden and German selten, from a base meaning 'strange, wonderful'.
Words that rhyme with seldombeldam
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