Rarely meaning

rârlē
Infrequently; seldom.
adverb
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Uncommonly; exceptionally.
adverb
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3
Not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often. [from 16th c.]

We rarely go to the theatre.

Rarely do you ever find an eagle this far up the river.

adverb
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3
Beautifully, skillfully, excellently, etc.
adverb
5
4
To a rare degree; very. [from 16th c.]
adverb
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1
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Unusually well; excellently. [from 16th c.]
adverb
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1
Rarely is defined as infrequently or exceptionally.

An example of rarely used as an adverb is in the sentence, "He rarely goes for runs any more," which means "He usually does not go for runs any more."

adverb
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Not often; infrequently.
adverb
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2

Origin of rarely

  • From rare +"Ž -ly.

    From Wiktionary