Definition of lateness in English:


Line breaks: late|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪtnəs


[mass noun]
  • 2The fact of being far on in the day or night: she noticed the lateness of the hour
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    • The only problem in trying to photograph them was the lateness of the hour.
    • Emily looked about, just noticing the lateness of the day.
    • Actually, given the appalling lateness of the hour, there isn't really any alternative.

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