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sparseadjective

uk   /spɑːs/  us   /spɑːrs/
sparsely
adverb uk   /ˈspɑːs.li/  us   /ˈspɑːrs.li/
sparsely furnished/populated
sparseness
noun [U] uk   /ˈspɑːs.nəs/  us   /ˈspɑːrs.nəs/ (also sparsity, uk   /ˈspɑː.sə.ti/  us   /ˈspɑːr.sə.t̬i/ )
(Definition of sparse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sparse" in American English

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sparseadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /spɑrs/
small in number or amount and not dense or close together: plants with sparse foliage sparse attendance a sparse vocabulary
sparsely
adverb  us   /ˈspɑrs·li/
This area is very sparsely settled because there isn’t much water.
(Definition of sparse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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