Definition of afternoon
- in the afternoon of the 19th century
morning, afternoon, evening, and night
I'll see you again tomorrow afternoon.
It was early afternoon when I left.
She spent the afternoon at the library.
I remember the many rainy afternoons I spent reading at the library.
She doesn't have class on Friday afternoons.
It took us all afternoon to get there.
It's going to be a long afternoon listening to lectures.
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: the middle part of the day : the part of the day between noon and evening
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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