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Pronunciation of Latest: Learn how to pronounce Latest in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word late:

adjective
1doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time:
his late arrival
she was half an hour late for her lunch appointment
2belonging or taking place far on in a particular period:
they won the game with a late goal
an elegantly dressed woman in her late fifties
denoting or belonging to the advanced stage of a historical period or cultural movement:
the late 1960s
late Gothic style
far on in the day or night:
I’m sorry the call is so late
it’s too late for sherry
flowering or ripening towards the end of the season:
the last late chrysanthemums
3 (the/one’s late) (of a specified person) no longer alive:
the late Francis Bacon
her late husband’s grave
no longer having the specified status; former:
a late colleague of mine
4 (latest) of most recent date:
the latest news
adverb
1after the expected, proper, or usual time:
she arrived late
2far on in time; towards the end of a period:
it happened late in 1994
at or until a time far on in the day or night:
now I’m old enough to stay up late
(later) at a time in the near future; soon or afterwards:
I’ll see you later
later on it will be easier
3 (late of) formerly but not now living or working in a specified place or institution:
Mrs Halford, late of the County Records Office
noun
(the latest)
the most recent news or fashion:
have you heard the latest?
Phrases

at the latest

no later than the time specified:
all new cars will be required to meet this standard by 1997 at the latest
late in the day (or North American game)

at a late stage in proceedings, especially too late to be useful:
it’s a bit late in the day to go into all this
of late

recently:
she’d been drinking too much of late
Origin:

Old English læt (adjective; also in the sense ‘slow, tardy’), late (adverb), of Germanic origin; related to German lass, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin lassus ‘weary’, let1, and let2