- When you are about to leave the party and go home for the night, this is an example of a time when you might say "good evening" to your host.
- When dinner guests arrive at your house for an evening dinner party and you want to greet them, this is an example of a time when you might say "good evening."
Good evening is defined as an expression of greeting or goodbye used in the night time.
a phrase used in the evening as a greeting or farewell
Used to express a greeting or an acknowledgment of parting in the evening.
- Used as a greeting in the evening.
An ellipsis for an expression such as "I wish you a good evening.".