[ noun af-ter-noon, ahf-; adjective af-ter-noon, ahf-, af-, ahf- ]
/ noun ˌæf tərˈnun, ˌɑf-; adjective ˈæf tərˈnun, ˈɑf-, ˌæf-, ˌɑf- /
the time from noon until evening.
the latter part: the afternoon of life.
pertaining to the latter part of the day.
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Related formspre·af·ter·noon, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for afternoon's
/ (ˌɑːftəˈnuːn) /
- the period of the day between noon and evening
- (as modifier)afternoon tea
a middle or later partthe afternoon of life
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