Definitions for seldomˈsɛl dəm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sel•domˈsɛl dəm(adv.)

  1. on only a few occasions; rarely; infrequently.

  2. (adj.)rare; infrequent.

Origin of seldom:

bef. 900; ME; OE seldum, var. of seldan, c. OFris sielden, OHG seltan, ON sjaldan

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rarely, seldom(adverb)

    not often

    "we rarely met"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. seldom(adverb)ˈsɛl dəm


    I seldom go out during the week.


  1. seldom(Adverb)

    infrequently, rarely.

    They seldom come here now.

  2. seldom(Adjective)

    rare; infrequent

    A suppressed and seldom anger. uE000149822uE001 Jeremy Taylor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seldom(adj)

    rare; infrequent


  1. Seldom

    Seldom was a Seattle-based pop-rock trio. Their line-up consisted of piano, bass, and drums, but some songs included electric guitar, mellotron, strings, or other keyboard instruments. They toured in support of both Pedro the Lion and Sarah Shannon. Both of their releases were on Casa and their 2002 album "Romance" was distributed by Barsuk Records. In 2002, Foubert joined Pedro the Lion for their album, Control, playing drums and keyboards and co-writing "Penetration" and "Second Best". In 2004, Foubert and Matthews joined up with frontman Christian Wargo and guitarist Ryan Phillips to create Crystal Skulls. The band originally included Dan Chestnut and Scott Kirby who played guitar and bass, respectively.

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seldom' in Adverbs Frequency: #347

Anagrams of seldom

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Translations for seldom

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


rarely; not often

I've seldom experienced such rudeness.

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