• (British) IPA: /ˈɹɛːli/

rarely (comparative rarelier, superlative rareliest)

  1. Not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often. [from 16th c.]
    We rarely go to the theatre.
    Rarely do you ever find an eagle this far up the river.
  2. Unusually well; excellently. [from 16th c.]
  3. To a rare degree; very. [from 16th c.]
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 32, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      others speake very honourably of his life and death, and in all other circumstances declare him to have beene a most excellent and rarely virtuous man.
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  • Russian: замеча́тельно
  • Russian: исключи́тельно

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