[mid-af-ter-noon, -ahf-]


the part of the afternoon centering approximately on three o'clock; the period approximately halfway between noon and sunset.


occurring in or pertaining to midafternoon: a midafternoon nap.

Origin of midafternoon

First recorded in 1895–1900; mid- + afternoon
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  • At midafternoon the next day the reduction of Johnsonville began.

    Ride Proud, Rebel!

    Andre Alice Norton

  • But about midafternoon, she seemed to rouse and come to herself and said she was hungry.

    A Modern Cinderella

    Amanda M. Douglas

  • By midafternoon we had the conveyor speeds down thirty per cent.

    Exploiter's End

    James Causey

  • It was midafternoon before Penelope returned to the clearing in the woods.

  • The sun was hot and by midafternoon Matti was feeling faint with hunger and fatigue.

    Mighty Mikko

    Parker Fillmore