"uncommon" meaning in English

See uncommon in All languages combined, or Wiktionary

Adjective

IPA: /ʌnˈkɒmən/ Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-uncommon.wav [Southern-England] Forms: uncommoner [comparative], uncommonest [superlative]
Rhymes: -ɒmən Etymology: un- + common Etymology templates: {{prefix|en|un|common}} un- + common Head templates: {{en-adj|er}} uncommon (comparative uncommoner, superlative uncommonest)
  1. Rare; not readily found; unusual. Translations (rare; not readily found; unusual): необикновен (neobiknoven) (Bulgarian), zeldzaam (Dutch), nekomuna (Esperanto), harvinainen (Finnish), epätavallinen (Finnish), ungebräuchlich (German), éagsúlach (Irish), 珍しい (mezurashii) (Japanese), haraki (Maori), waraki (Maori), ungewunelic (Old English), incomum (Portuguese), rar (Romanian), necomun (Romanian), необы́чный (neobýčnyj) (Russian), raro (Spanish), poco común (Spanish), extraño (Spanish), poco frecuente (Spanish), infrecuente (Spanish), rar [archaic] (Swedish), sällsynt (Swedish), ovanlig (Swedish), anghyffredin (Welsh)
    Sense id: en-uncommon-en-adj-s2iKZrph Categories (other): English terms prefixed with un- Disambiguation of English terms prefixed with un-: 43 9 48 Disambiguation of 'rare; not readily found; unusual': 88 12
  2. Remarkable; exceptional. Translations (remarkable; exceptional): особен (osoben) (Bulgarian), изключителен (izključitelen) (Bulgarian), uitzonderlijk (Dutch), exceptioneel (Dutch), poikkeuksellinen (Finnish), ungewöhnlich (German), 非凡な (hibon na) (Japanese), 特異な (tokui na) (Japanese), incomum (Portuguese), excepcional (Portuguese), excepcional (Spanish), extraordinario (Spanish), insólito (Spanish), remarkabel (Swedish), exceptionell (Swedish)
    Sense id: en-uncommon-en-adj-REaR6MZR Disambiguation of 'remarkable; exceptional': 13 87
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: infrequent [rare], raresome, scarce, rare

Adverb

IPA: /ʌnˈkɒmən/ Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-uncommon.wav [Southern-England]
Rhymes: -ɒmən Etymology: un- + common Etymology templates: {{prefix|en|un|common}} un- + common Head templates: {{en-adv|-}} uncommon (not comparable)
  1. (archaic, UK, dialect) Exceedingly, exceptionally. Tags: UK, archaic, dialectal, not-comparable Related terms: uncommonly, uncommonness
    Sense id: en-uncommon-en-adv-nRL2sl7O Categories (other): British English, English entries with incorrect language header, English terms prefixed with un- Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 15 4 81 Disambiguation of English terms prefixed with un-: 43 9 48

Inflected forms

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      "word": "sällsynt"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "rare; not readily found; unusual",
      "word": "ovanlig"
    },
    {
      "code": "cy",
      "lang": "Welsh",
      "sense": "rare; not readily found; unusual",
      "word": "anghyffredin"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "osoben",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "особен"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "izključitelen",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "изключителен"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "uitzonderlijk"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "exceptioneel"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "poikkeuksellinen"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "ungewöhnlich"
    },
    {
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "hibon na",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "非凡な"
    },
    {
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "tokui na",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "特異な"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "incomum"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "excepcional"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "excepcional"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "extraordinario"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "insólito"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "remarkabel"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "remarkable; exceptional",
      "word": "exceptionell"
    }
  ],
  "word": "uncommon"
}

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    "English 3-syllable words",
    "English adjectives",
    "English adverbs",
    "English entries with incorrect language header",
    "English lemmas",
    "English terms prefixed with un-",
    "English terms with IPA pronunciation",
    "English terms with audio links",
    "English uncomparable adverbs",
    "Rhymes:English/ɒmən",
    "Rhymes:English/ɒmən/3 syllables"
  ],
  "etymology_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "un",
        "3": "common"
      },
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      "name": "prefix"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "un- + common",
  "head_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "-"
      },
      "expansion": "uncommon (not comparable)",
      "name": "en-adv"
    }
  ],
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  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "adv",
  "related": [
    {
      "word": "uncommonly"
    },
    {
      "word": "uncommonness"
    }
  ],
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        "British English",
        "English dialectal terms",
        "English terms with archaic senses",
        "English terms with quotations"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "ref": "1861, George Eliot, Silas Marner, London: Penguin Books, published 1967, page 159",
          "text": "'The Squire's pretty springe, considering his weight,' said Mr Macey, 'and he stamps uncommon well.'",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "Exceedingly, exceptionally."
      ],
      "links": [
        [
          "Exceedingly",
          "exceedingly"
        ]
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        "(archaic, UK, dialect) Exceedingly, exceptionally."
      ],
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        "UK",
        "archaic",
        "dialectal",
        "not-comparable"
      ]
    }
  ],
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    {
      "ipa": "/ʌnˈkɒmən/"
    },
    {
      "rhymes": "-ɒmən"
    },
    {
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      "mp3_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/1/17/LL-Q1860_%28eng%29-Vealhurl-uncommon.wav/LL-Q1860_%28eng%29-Vealhurl-uncommon.wav.mp3",
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      "tags": [
        "Southern-England"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (Southern England)"
    }
  ],
  "word": "uncommon"
}

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