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afternoonnoun [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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afternoonexclamation

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 Arabic فَتْرة ما بَعْد الظُّهْر…
in Korean 오후…
in Malaysian tengah hari…
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 Vietnamese buổi chiều…
in Spanish tarde…
in Portuguese tarde…
in Thai ตอนบ่าย…
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 Indonesian petang, sore…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下午,午后…
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