rarely meaning


    Definition of rarely in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMrarelierCOMmore rarelySUPrareliestSUPmost rarelySUF-ly
    1. Not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often.
      1. We rarely go to the theatre.
      2. Rarely do you ever find an eagle this far up the river.
    2. Unusually well; excellently.
      1. To a rare degree; very.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The captain rarely referred to his wardroom for advice, and this lead to their malcontent.
          • A canny business strategist who tends to express himself tersely — even more so now that his voice has been hoarsened by several strokes — he has rarely consented to interviews.
          • Yet a large national study by Dr. Sussman and his colleagues, published last month in JAMA Internal Medicine, reveals how rarely deintensification occurs among patients over age 70.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Time adverbs
            • Frequency adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ly

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en barely
          2. en rarefy
          3. en rarety
          4. en warely
          5. en yarely
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of rarely for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "rarely" is an adverb, more specifically, a time adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
          Difficultness: Level 1
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 5
          Definite    ➨     Versatile