ultrarare

adjective

ul·​tra·​rare ˌəl-trə-ˈrer How to pronounce ultrarare (audio)
variants or ultra-rare
: extremely rare or uncommon
ultra-rare diseases
an ultrarare baseball card
reunited the band for an ultrarare appearance
The ultrarare Highland Scotch has been called the "crowning glory" in the … collection and comes in a hand-blown bottle, individually numbered in wax.Mia Stainsby

Examples of ultrarare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2021, an ultrarare variety of a popular exotic houseplant—a variegated Rhaphidaphora Tetrasperma—sold for more than $19,000 in a New Zealand web auction. Brittanie Shey, Chron, 28 Apr. 2023 That’s when surgeons infused a drug into her spine to fix the ultrarare genetic glitch that had vexed her nervous system since infancy. Erika Check Hayden Brittainy Newman, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultrarare was in 1822

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“Ultrarare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultrarare. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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