[ UK /ɹˈe‍əɹətˌi/ ]
[ US /ˈɹɛɹəti, ˈɹɛɹɪti/ ]
  1. noteworthy scarcity
  2. a rarified quality
    the tenuity of the upper atmosphere
  3. something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
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How To Use rarity In A Sentence

  • Another feature of interest is the rarity with which axillary prolification is found in irregular gamopetalous blooms. Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • The chief limitation on the number of fossil species studied was the rarity in museum collections of skulls with complete dentition, especially incisors.
  • Collectors of everything from uncirculated coins to Parker shotguns agree that there are three criteria in determining the worth of a collector's item - rarity, authenticity and quality.
  • Due to its rarity and unique coloring, the python now commands fantastic prices.
  • Even in our sensual days the strength of delight is in its seldomness or rarity, and sting in its satiety; mediocrity is its life, and immoderacy its confusion. A History of Elizabethan Literature
  • Where ten years ago the machines were a relative rarity in Japan, they have now become commonplace. Times, Sunday Times
  • With a growing demand for luxury products to reflect pedigree and personality, authentic rarity has become a design trend. Times, Sunday Times
  • Silver is beautiful, useful, valuable and growing in rarity and demand. More Pain Ahead
  • The closest thing he was capable of was mutualism and even that was a stretch and a rarity.
  • The 1827 restrikes are well known because of the rarity of issues for the year, and were most likely surreptitiously made in the late 1850s, some with rusted dies and some overstruck on older quarters (a piece struck on an 1806 quarter is known). Capped Bust Quarter, Large Size, 1815-1828 : Coin Guide
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