afternoon


afternoon
I UK [ˌɑːftə(r)ˈnuːn] / US [ˌæftərˈnun] noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "afternoon":
singular afternoon plural afternoons
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a) the period of time between the middle of the day and the beginning of the evening

I've got a job interview on Tuesday afternoon.

What are you doing tomorrow afternoon?

this afternoon:

I might go shopping this afternoon.

in the afternoon:

Perhaps we can meet sometime tomorrow in the afternoon.

b) [only before noun] done or happening in the afternoon

an afternoon walk/nap

afternoon tea


II UK [ˌɑːftə(r)ˈnuːn] / US [ˌæftərˈnun] interjection
used for greeting someone in the afternoon. Good afternoon is a more formal way of saying this.

English dictionary. 2014.

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