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rarity
American English: /ˈrɛrədi/
British English: /ˈrɛːrɪti/

Translation of rarity in Spanish:

noun plural -ties

  • 1.1 countable (something rare)
    algo poco común or fuera de lo común
    an opera singer who can act is a rarity
    un cantante de ópera que sepa actuar es algo excepcional or fuera de lo común
    Example sentences
    • This latest release is a collection of B-sides, rarities, soundtrack songs and cover versions which is a must for die-hard fans.
    • Both men were travellers and collectors of curiosities - or rarities, as they were called.
    • You know that I have an agent who is always on the look-out for rarities and curiosities for my collection.
    1.2 uncountable (of an occurrence)
    la poca frecuencia
    lo raro
    its rarity makes it valuable
    el hecho de que haya pocos lo hace valioso
    (before noun) the coin has rarity value
    la moneda es valiosa porque hay muy pocas
    Example sentences
    • Anything of outstanding quality or rarity which was fresh to the market received a wildly enthusiastic welcome.
    • Due to its rarity and unique coloring, the python now commands fantastic prices.
    • Gemstones are minerals esteemed for their qualities of beauty, durability, and rarity.

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