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Meaning of “rarely” in the English Dictionary

"rarely" in British English

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rarelyadverb

uk   /ˈreə.li/  us   /ˈrer-/
B1 not often: We rarely ​see each other now. I rarely have ​time to ​read a ​newspaper.formal Rarely have I ​seen such a ​beautifulsunset.
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(Definition of rarely from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rarely" in American English

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rarelyadverb

 us   /ˈreər·li/
on very few ​occasions; ​almost never: I rarely have ​time to ​read the ​newspaper.
(Definition of rarely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rarely”
in Arabic نادِرًا…
in Korean 드물게…
in Portuguese raramente…
in Catalan rarament, gairebé mai…
in Japanese めったに~ない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很少, 不常见, 难得…
in Turkish nadiren, ender olarak…
in Russian редко…
in Chinese (Traditional) 很少, 不常見, 難得…
in Italian raramente…
in Polish rzadko…
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