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good evening

interjection

  1. a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the evening.


good evening

sentence substitute

  1. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the evening


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Word History and Origins

Origin of good evening1

First recorded in 1860–65
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Idioms and Phrases

see under good day .
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Compare Meanings

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Example Sentences

James, Rachel, and Yasmin, good evening and thank you so much for being here.

“I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world,” Gadot told the Israeli program Good Evening with Gai Pines.

So when I went on stage, I stood there with my knees knocking and said, “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen…LOS MIR AROIS!”

Although she clearly enjoyed the event and was having a good evening, she did look somewhat self-conscious at times.

Petrosky testified that he said, “Good evening, coach,” and watched the pair walk down a long hall hand in hand.

Rachel Maddow: Good evening ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our two candidates to the stage.

Reining in his horse, he dismounted, and making what he thought a most courtly bow, he bade her good evening.

When they reached the village, there were women coming back from the fields who gave them good evening.

"Good evening to you, Rita," he said, as he lifted her to the ground and hitched her horse.

"If that's the case I guess we can bid you skunks good-evening," came quickly from Rawlinson.

“Good evening, Mr. Bryant,” said George Warren, as they arrived at the post-office door.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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