afternoon
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌɑːf.tə.ˈnuːn/
  • (Scotland) IPA: /af.təɾˈnʉːn/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌæf.tɚ.ˈnun/
Noun

afternoon (plural afternoons)

  1. The part of the day from noon or lunchtime until sunset, evening, or suppertime or 6pm.
    • 1966, The Kinks, "Sunny Afternoon":
      And I love to live so pleasantly/Live this life of luxury/Lazing on a sunny afternoon/In the summertime
  2. (figuratively) The later part of anything, often with implications of decline.
  3. (informal) A party or social event held in the afternoon.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Adverb

afternoon (not comparable)

  1. (more often in the plural) In the afternoon.
Interjection
  1. Clipping of good afternoon.



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