1. afternoon

noun. ['ˌæftɝˈnuːn'] the part of the day between noon and evening.


  • day
  • midafternoon
  • daytime


  • nighttime
  • twenty-four hours
  • 24-hour interval
  • small hours

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Rhymes with Afternoon

  • contrabassoon
  • wotherspoon
  • viromune
  • inopportune
  • picayune
  • ducommun
  • terhune
  • rangoon
  • pontoon
  • platoon
  • opportune
  • muldoon
  • monsoon
  • mckune
  • mccune
  • mccuen
  • mcclune
  • majnoon
  • lampoon
  • impugn
  • huntoon
  • harpoon
  • hamdoon
  • festoon
  • disharoon
  • dekroon
  • commune
  • cartoon
  • cardoon
  • cancun

How do you pronounce afternoon?

Pronounce afternoon as ˌæftərˈnun.

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Sentences with afternoon

1. Noun, singular or mass
Try to take a nap in the afternoon** and get plenty of sleep at night.

Quotes about afternoon

1. The one thing I don't consume during 'Today' - which surprises many people - is coffee. I find that a lot of water helps wake me up, without the buzz. I love coffee, but usually reserve a double espresso as an afternoon pick-me-up before settling in to do the weekend 'Nightly News.'
- Lester Holt

2. There are times when the art world seems like a religious empire. There are great cathedral galleries and pilgrimage sites where treasured art pieces are displayed like holy relics, and this can certainly be a great pleasure on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Michael Leunig

3. As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air.
- Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

2. afternoon

noun. ['ˌæftɝˈnuːn'] a conventional expression of greeting or farewell.


  • word of farewell
  • good afternoon
  • salutation
  • farewell


  • time off
  • period
  • weeknight
  • late-night hour