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afternoon

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌɑːf.təˈnuːn/ us    /ˌæf.tɚ-/
A1 the period that starts at about twelve o'clock or after the meal in the middle of the day and ends at about six o'clock or when the sun goes down: It was a sunny afternoon. She works three afternoons a week at the library. It was on a Saturday afternoon. My baby usually sleeps in the afternoon. Let's go to the park this afternoon. I spoke to her yesterday afternoon. I'll meet you tomorrow afternoon at about 3.30. She's coming round on Wednesday afternoon. He's been in a bad mood all afternoon. She likes to have an afternoon nap. We got an early-/mid-/late-afternoon flight.
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afternoon

exclamation uk   /ˌɑːf.təˈnuːn/ us    /ˌæf.tɚ-/ informal
a friendly way of greeting someone when you meet them in the afternoon: Afternoon, Bob!
Translations of “afternoon”
in Korean 오후…
in Arabic فَتْرة ما بَعْد الظُّهْر…
in French après-midi…
in Turkish öğleden sonra…
in Italian pomeriggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 下午,午後…
in Russian вторая половина дня…
in Polish popołudnie, ≈ po południu…
in Spanish tarde…
in Portuguese tarde…
in German der Nachmittag, Nachmittags……
in Catalan tarda…
in Japanese 午後(正午辺りから日没までを指す)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下午,午后…
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