rarely/seldom ever

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rarely/seldom ever

:almost never :rarely
  • We seldom ever dine out these days.
  • She rarely ever drinks wine.
Note: Some people regard rarely ever and seldom ever as incorrect, but these phrase are common in speech and in informal writing.

Word by Word Definitions

rarely play
  1. : not often : seldom

  2. : with rare skill : excellently

  3. : in an extreme or exceptional manner

seldom play
  1. : in few instances : rarely, infrequently

  1. : rare, infrequent

ever play
  1. : always

  2. : at any time

  3. : in any way


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