What does seldom mean?

Definitions for seldom
ˈsɛl dəmsel·dom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rarely, seldom(adverb)

    not often

    "we rarely met"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [AS. seldan, seldon, seldum, fr. seld rare; akin to OFries. sielden, D. zelden, G. selten, OHG. seltan, Icel. sjaldan, Dan. sielden, Sw. sllan, Goth. sildaleiks marvelous.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seldom

    sel′dum, adv. rarely: not often.—n. Sel′domness.—adv. Sel′dom-times. [A.S. seldum, seldanseld (adj.), rare; Ger. selten.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

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

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  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seldom in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seldom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of seldom in a Sentence

  1. Monroe Skinaway:

    We people of color very seldom get a good verdict, i’m kind of amazed.

  2. John H. Shield:

    Opportunities are seldom labeled.

  3. Jane Austen, Emma:

    Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.

  4. George Orwell:

    Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.

  5. Ingvar Carlsson:

    The fear factor was used by those against the EU, it was seldom used by the other side.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. lank
    • B. tantamount
    • C. motile
    • D. sesquipedalian

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