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yesterday

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈjɛstərdeɪ/, /ˈjɛstərdi/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈyɛstɚˌdeɪ, -di/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(yestər dā′, -dē)



WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
yesterday
Yesterday means the day before today.
It was hot yesterday.
We spent yesterday in Glasgow.
You refer to the morning and afternoon of the day before today as yesterday morning and yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday morning I went for a run.
Heavy rain fell here yesterday afternoon.
You can also talk about yesterday evening, but it is more common to refer to the previous evening as last night.
I met your husband last night.
I've been thinking about what you said last night.
You can also use last night to refer to the previous night.
We left our bedroom window open last night.
Be careful
Don't talk about ‘yesterday night’.
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