In common parlance, “the evening” refers to the time period beginning just before sunset and continuing until just after nightfall or bedtime. This translates to a window of time that spans approximately from four in the afternoon until ten o’clock at night. In common parlance, the term “evening” refers to a nebulous period of time that lies between the afternoon and nighttime and is considered to be transitional between the two.
The term “evening” is used to describe an even longer portion of the day in the southern part of the United States and in the Midlands region of England. Evening begins around twelve in the afternoon and continues until just after the sun goes down in these parts of the world. Evening is defined as the time between noon and sunset.