Definition of afternoon in English:


Line breaks: after|noon
Pronunciation: /ɑːftəˈnuːn


  • The time from noon or lunchtime to evening: I telephoned this afternoon I’ll be back at three in the afternoon she worked on Tuesday afternoons
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    • This afternoon we have bought a new sofa, a dining table and six chairs and a sideboard!
    • Most volunteers normally spend a couple of mornings, afternoons or evenings on duty each week.
    • We have a group of nurses who take it in turn weekday mornings and afternoons, also one evening a week so I can go out.


(afternoons) • informal Back to top  
  • In the afternoon; every afternoon.
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    • The church will be open in the afternoons and on Sunday afternoon the church cafe will be serving refreshments.
    • She works afternoons so she can be home with our son before school and I can be there when he gets home.
    • She works afternoons after school then takes her homework to mom’s office.


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