A rarity is something that is very rare. There are a lot of rare animals, flowers, and minerals, for example.

  • The rare flower is beautiful, and I'm glad that I was able to find it.

  • The rare mineral is very valuable, and I'm going to sell it as soon as I can.

Definition of rarity


a rarified quality


low density, tenuity


noteworthy scarcity


infrequency, rareness


something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting


curio, curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity

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Example Sentences for rarity

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    Is it simply the rarity of the elements

  • 2

    Is this driven by the rarity of the occurrence

  • 3

    Also the rarity of the individual instruments is notable.

  • 4

    It does not refer to the availability or rarity of the game.

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    The combination of attractiveness and rarity does the trick.

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    I question the true rarity of symphony of the Night.

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    He is one of the rarities that I have seen.

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    Due to the rarity of the species, biological information is limited.

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    The article starts out by describing the rarity of the tree.

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    Anglo Saxon poetry is marked by the comparative rarity of similes.