afternoon

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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′-)




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•ter•noon /ˌæftɚˈnun/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. the time from noon until evening: [countable]every afternoon.[uncountable;  by + ~]I'll get it done by afternoon.

adj. 
  1. of, relating to, or occurring during the afternoon:an afternoon nap.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•ter•noon  (n. af′tər no̅o̅n, äf′-;adj. aftər no̅o̅n, äf-, af′-, äf′-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the time from noon until evening.
  2. the latter part:the afternoon of life.

adj. 
  1. pertaining to the latter part of the day.
  • 1250–1300; Middle English; see after, noon

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
afternoon /ˌɑːftəˈnuːn/ n
  1. the period of the day between noon and evening
  2. (as modifier): afternoon tea
  3. a middle or later part: the afternoon of life
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