noun, plural rar·i·ties.
Origin of rarity
Examples from the Web for rarity
The price reflects its rarity as well, but also the finicky, difficult, and nuanced process of making Champagne.
Servin is a rarity: A cop who is being tried for his lethal actions.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back|Justin Glawe|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, sci-fi and fantasy that is actually motivated by the issues surrounding women is a rarity.
These films tend to be a rarity in Hollywood, and usually come in smaller indie packages.
She stressed the rarity of lifetime alimony and said that she believes that in a number of instances alimony remains a necessity.
Strange to say, in crossing the higher parts of the Andes not one of the party suffered from the rarity of the air.The Rover of the Andes|R.M. Ballantyne
One such instance is worth repeating here, if only for its rarity.The Myths and Fables of To-Day|Samuel Adams Drake
On account of the continuous ascent and the rarity of the atmosphere we have to rest every twenty or thirty steps.Mount Rainier|Various
The rarity of such work as this greatly increases the importance of these Lincoln sculptures.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Lincoln|A. F. Kendrick
A variety in shade occurs, of some degree of rarity, printed in carmine.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery|Clifton Armstrong Howes
noun plural -ties
early 15c., "thinness;" 1550s, "fewness," from Middle French rarité or directly from Latin raritas "thinness, looseness of texture; fewness," from rarus (see rare (adj.1)). Sense of "a rare thing or event" is from 1590s.