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English definition of “supper”


noun [C or U] uk   /ˈsʌp.ər/ us    //
A2 a main meal eaten in the evening, or a small meal eaten in the late evening: We usually have tea at about 5.30 p.m. , then supper before we go to bed. Would you like to come to supper tonight? They had an early supper before going to the theatre.Meals and parts of meals
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