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

How to pronounce seldom?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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How to say seldom in sign language?

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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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's been debated for years whether Beauty is in the eye of the beholder or Beauty is in the heart of the beholder. Yet it's not so well appreciated that Beauty can be totally worthless without her true appreciator. As Sir Allama Iqbal pointed out in his poetry: "For a thousand years the most beautiful and rare flower of Narcissus (or Nargis) laments her blindness. It's with great difficulties that the one with true vision is ever born in the garden." I also believe that either Beauty or Creativity or Genius attains her true meaning only after meeting with her authentic aficionado, her true appreciator; and that seldom happens easily. A connoisseur is therefore absolutely critical, IMHO, for the existence of Beauty, Creativity and Genius in our world.

  2. H. L. Mencken:

    I believe there is a limit beyond which free speech cannot go, but it's a limit that's very seldom mentioned. It's the point where free speech begins to collide with the right to privacy. I don't think there are any other conditions to free speech. I've got a right to say and believe anything I please, but I haven't got a right to press it on anybody else. ....Nobody's got a right to be a nuisance to his neighbors.

  3. George Orwell:

    Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.

  4. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.

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