Definition of last minute in English:

last minute

Syllabification: last min·ute
(also last moment)


  • The latest possible time before an event: the visit was canceled at the last minute [as modifier]: a last-minute change of plans
    More example sentences
    • Too much legislation, as a result, was last-minute and poorly thought out.
    • Adults smile and wish each other well as they hurry along doing last-minute chores.
    • A last-minute rescue plan has saved Bradford's Priestley Centre from closure.

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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody