how to pronounce rare


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the above transcription of rare 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.

rare is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of rare in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… stamp duty but a rare moment of unity …”

meaning of rare

Rare means not often seen or found.

rare frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word rare occurs in english on average 46.5 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 rare 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 rare can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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