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noun [countable/uncountable] afternoon pronunciation in British English /ˌɑːftə(r)ˈnuːn/
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  1. the period of time between the middle of the day and the beginning of the evening

    I’ve got a job interview on Tuesday afternoon.

    What are you doing tomorrow afternoon?

    this afternoon:

    I might go shopping this afternoon.

    in the afternoon:

    Perhaps we can meet sometime tomorrow in the afternoon.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] done or happening in the afternoon

      an afternoon walk/nap

      afternoon tea



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