Seldom definition

sĕldəm
Not often; infrequently or rarely.
adverb
57
18
Infrequent; rare.

One of my seldom visits to the area.

adjective
23
15
Seldom is defined as something that occurs rarely or not very often.

An example of seldom is when you go on vacation every five years.

adverb
10
3
Not often; rarely; infrequently.
adverb
22
17
Rare; infrequent.
adjective
17
13
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They seldom come here now.

adverb
2
0
(obsolete) Rare; infrequent.

A suppressed and seldom anger. "” Jeremy Taylor.

adjective
1
0

Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
seldom
Comparative:
seldomer
Superlative:
seldomest

Origin of seldom

  • Middle English from Old English seldum alteration of seldan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English seldan.

    From Wiktionary