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rarely

Line breaks: rare¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛːli
 
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Definition of rarely in English:

adverb

1Not often; seldom: I rarely drive above 50 mph
More example sentences
  • Boyce clung to Henry like a second skin; he rarely fouled, he seldom needed to.
  • He drives rarely, and then usually from down the pitch, miles into the air.
  • You want to root for them, but their humanity rarely rises above the constant din of insults.
Synonyms
seldom, infrequently, on rare occasions, hardly ever, scarcely ever, hardly, scarcely, almost never, once in a while, only now and then, not often, only occasionally, sporadically
2 archaic Remarkably well: you can write rarely now, after all your schooling
2.1To an unusual degree; exceptionally: [as submodifier]: the rarely fine Sheraton bookcase

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