rare·ly /ˈrærli, ˈrɛr-/
1. In a rare manner or degree; seldom; not often; as, things rarely seen.
2. Finely; excellently; with rare skill. See 3d Rare, 2.
The person who played so rarely on the flageolet. --Sir W. Scott.
The rest of the apartments are rarely gilded. --Evelyn.
adv : not often; "we rarely met" [syn: seldom] [ant: frequently]