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

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.
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afternoon (not comparable)

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

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