Definition of rarely adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    rarely

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ˈrɛrli//
     
     
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  1. 1  not very often She is rarely seen in public nowadays. We rarely agree on what to do. a rarely performed play
  2. 2(formal) Rarely has a debate attracted so much media attention. You will rarely, if ever, have to wait longer than an hour.
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