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the above transcription of rarely is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

rarely is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of rarely in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… is effective however you very rarely go …”

meanings of rarely


  1. Not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often.
  2. Unusually well; excellently.
  3. To a rare degree; very.

rarely frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word rarely occurs in english on average 37.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rarely can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rarely can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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