how to pronounce late /ˈlɛɪt/
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An example use of late in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… actually created in the late 1980s by …”
meanings of late adjective: Specifically, near the end of the day. Not arriving until after an expected time. Recent — relative to the noun it modifies. Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; departed, or gone out of office. Deceased, dead: used particularly when speaking of the dead person's actions while alive. (Often used with "the"; see usage notes.). Not having had an expected menstrual period. Associated with the end of a period. Of a star or class of stars, cooler than the sun. Near the end of a period of time. adverb: After a deadline has passed, past a designated time. Formerly, especially in the context of service in a military unit. Not long ago; just now. noun: A shift (scheduled work period) that takes place late in the day or at night. Acronym of limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, a form of dementia. words with pronunciation similar to late words that rhyme with late Did this page help you?