Complete Definition of "seldom"

English

Etymology
OE. seldan.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'seldÉm/
audio|en-us-seldom.ogg|Audio (US)

Adverb
en-adv

  1. infrequently, rarely.

#: They seldom come here now.

Usage notes
It is grammatically a negative word. It therefore collocates with ever rather than never.
Compare He seldom ever plays tennis. with He almost never plays tennis.

Synonyms
barely
hardly
rarely
scarcely

Translations
trans-top|infrequently, rarely
Arabic: ARchar|Ùادرا|ÙادرÙا IPAchar|(nádiran)
Chinese: å¾å° (hÄnshÇo)
Czech: zÅídka
Danish: sjælden
Dutch: zelden
Estonian: harva
Faroese: sjáldan
Finnish: harvoin
French: rarement
German: selten
Hungarian: ritkán
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Italian: raramente#Italian|raramente, di rado
Japanese: ç¨ã« (ã¾ãã«, mare ni)
Korean: ì¢ì²´ë¡...ìê² (jomcheoro ... anke)
Kurdish: KUchar|بÙâدÙâÚ¯ÙاÙ
Polish: rzadko
Portuguese: raramente#Portuguese|raramente
Russian: Ñедко (rédko)
Spanish: raramente#Spanish|raramente, rara vez
Swedish: sällan
Vietnamese: ít khi
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