UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɑːftərˈnuːn/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌæftɚˈnun/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. af′tər no̅o̅n, äf′-; adj. aftər no̅o̅n, äf-, af′-, äf′-)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [early, late, mid] afternoon
  2. a [fun, boring, difficult, crazy] afternoon
  3. [tomorrow, yesterday] afternoon
  4. [every, each] Saturday afternoon
  5. a quiet afternoon at [school, work, the store]
  6. it is (still) the middle of the afternoon
  7. see you tomorrow afternoon!
  8. they are [visiting, coming, arriving] tomorrow afternoon
  9. [played, slept, worked] all afternoon
  10. [ran, lounged, sat] around all afternoon
  11. spend the afternoon [running around]
  12. spend the afternoon with you
  13. spent a few afternoons [working, studying, practicing]
  14. am free [this, in the] afternoon
  15. have a [nice, great, fun] afternoon
  16. an afternoon of [fun, excitement, games, entertainment]
  17. on one afternoon in the [summer of 1999]
  18. it all happened on one afternoon [in, during]
n as adj
  1. afternoon [tea, cup of coffee]
  2. in the afternoon [sun, light, heat]
  3. afternoon [classes, meeting]
  4. an afternoon [nap, break, stroll, walk, run, snack]
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