good afternoon

good afternoon
a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
Syn: ↑afternoon
Hypernyms: ↑greeting, ↑salutation, ↑farewell, ↑word of farewell

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somewhat formal
— used to say hello to someone in the afternoon

Good afternoon! Thanks for calling.

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ˌgood afterˈnoon 7 [good afternoon] exclamation
used to say hello politely when people first see each other in the afternoon; in informal use people often just say Afternoon.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • good afternoon — n. a phrase used in the afternoon as a greeting or farewell …   English World dictionary

  • good afternoon — CONVENTION (formulae) You say Good afternoon when you are greeting someone in the afternoon. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • good-afternoon — (ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: good afternoon : a remark on meeting or parting in the afternoon …   Useful english dictionary

  • good afternoon — hello, hi, good day    Answer the phone this way: Good afternoon, Ko speaking …   English idioms

  • good afternoon — good .after noon formal used to say hello when you are greeting someone in the afternoon, especially someone you do not know →↑good evening, good morning ↑good morning …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • good afternoon — good ,after noon interjection SPOKEN FORMAL * used for saying hello or goodbye to someone in the afternoon …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • good afternoon — /gʊd aftəˈnun/ (say good ahftuh noohn) interjection (a conventional expression used at a meeting or parting during the afternoon.) …  

  • good afternoon — a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the afternoon. * * * …   Universalium

  • good afternoon — noun A greeting said when meeting somebody in the afternoon …   Wiktionary

  • good afternoon — interjection, noun (C) an expression meaning hello, used when you are greeting someone in the afternoon …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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