- (British) IPA: /ˈɹɛːli/
rarely (comparative rarelier, superlative rareliest)
- 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.
- Unusually well; excellently. [from 16th c.]
- 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.
- French: rarement
- German: selten
- Italian: raramente
- Portuguese: raramente
- Russian: ре́дко
- Spanish: rara vez, poco frecuentemente, raramente
- Russian: замеча́тельно
- Russian: исключи́тельно