evening

evening
I UK [ˈiːvnɪŋ] / US [ˈɪvnɪŋ] noun
Word forms "evening":
singular evening plural evenings
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1)
a) [countable/uncountable] the part of the day between the end of the afternoon and night, including the time when the sun goes down

We spend most evenings reading or listening to music.

on Monday/Tuesday etc evening:

I'll see you on Monday evening, OK?

on Monday/Tuesday etc evening(s) (= every Monday/Tuesday etc evening):

We usually go to the theatre on Thursday evenings (= every Thursday evening).

in the evening(s):

I'm so tired in the evenings, all I want to do is sit and watch television.

yesterday/tomorrow evening:

Police say the incident took place at around 9 o'clock yesterday evening.

b) [only before noun] done in the evening, or taking place in the evening

an evening meal/performance/newspaper

2) [countable] an evening during which a special entertainment has been arranged

a musical evening, featuring local performers


II UK [ˈiːvnɪŋ] / US [ˈɪvnɪŋ] interjection
used for greeting someone in the evening. Good evening is a more formal way of saying this.

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