- 1 1.1 (uncommon)rarothe bird is a rare sight in this country
poco comúnel ave rara vez se ve en este paíswith a few rare exceptions it is rare for this to happen during the summeres raro que esto suceda durante el veranoone of her rare television appearancesuna de sus poco frecuentes actuaciones en televisiónExample sentences1.2 (unusually good) [literary]
Example sentences1.3 (fine, uncommon) (esp British English) [colloquial]we had a rare (old) time at the party
- The best that most of us can do is to live with it, enjoy it and be thankful it is such a rare event.
- She was diagnosed with a rare condition that inflamed her liver at just six weeks old.
- The condition is so rare it only affects a handful of women in the world each year.
lo pasamos bomba en la fiesta [colloquial]
- For the rare or unusual gift, a trip round the antique or second-hand shops and a little imagination is all you need.
- Artistically, it is a rare and precious gem that demands careful examination.
- To be able to take a stand like he did is rare and precious thing in politics.
- 2 (rarefied)(atmosphere)
vuelta y vuelta
poco hecho (Spain)
a la inglesa (Mexico)Example sentences
- To them, it tastes as good as medium rare steak.
- This was sent back to the kitchen as the rare steak was overcooked and the sauce was burnt.
- The spicy beef was rare and served with green mango and coriander, but lacked any real zing.
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