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English definition of “rarely”

rarely

adverb     /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 beautiful sunset. → See also seldomRarely and infrequently
(Definition of rarely adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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