Definition of "rarity" []

  • Something rare. (noun)
  • The quality or state of being rare; infrequency of occurrence. (noun)
  • A rare person or thing, esp something interesting or valued because it is uncommon (noun)

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  • The state or quality of being rare (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "rarity" in a sentence
  • "In short, it's only value lies in its rarity -- and such rarity is only attractive at times when dollars are anything but."
  • "Silver is beautiful, useful, valuable and growing in rarity and demand."
  • "They use the word rarity to describe this strain early in the outbreak."