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adjective, adverb American English pronunciation: sometime /ˈsʌmtaɪm/
Sometime is used in the following ways:
as an adverb: The store will open sometime next year.
as an adjective (only before a noun): Bill Veeck, sometime baseball team owner
In British English, sometime can also be written as some time when it is used as an adverb.
 
  1. 1
    at a time in the past or the future that you do not know exactly or have not yet decided

    I'd love to visit Norway sometime.

    The album is expected to be released sometime next year.

    Jessica got back from Denver sometime last Tuesday afternoon.

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    [only before noun] used for showing what someone used to be, for example what their job, status, or relationship was in the past

    She was seen walking down Broadway with a sometime boyfriend.

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