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English definition of “evening”


noun [C or U]     /ˈiːv.nɪŋ/
A1 the part of the day between the end of the afternoon and night: a chilly evening I work in a restaurant and only get one evening off a week. Thank you for such an enjoyable evening. I always go to see a film on Friday evenings. In the evenings, I like to relax. I'm working late this evening. What are you doing tomorrow evening? It poured down all evening and most of the night as well. What time do you usually get home in the evening?Days and times of day
(Definition of evening noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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