matinee

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French matinée. Doublet of mantinada.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmætɪˌneɪ/
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NounEdit

matinee (plural matinees)

  1. A showing of a movie, sporting event, or theatrical performance in the morning or afternoon.
    • 2008 January–February, “70 Ways to Improve Every Day of the Week”, in Men's Health, volume 23, number 1, ISSN 1054-4836, page 135:
      59 sneak in some red Smuggle a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a corkscrew into a long matinee. Red wine is rich in life-extending antioxidants, and the caper will add zest even to a bad movie.
  2. (dated) A woman's dress to be worn in the morning or before dinner.
    • 1906, Dry Goods Guide (volumes 17-18, page 70)
      Empire matinees in lingerie stuffs with trimmings of lace and embroidery are shown in great variety.

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VerbEdit

matinee (third-person singular simple present matinees, present participle matineeing, simple past and past participle matineed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To put on a matinee performance (of).

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French matinee.

NounEdit

matinee f (plural matinees)

  1. morning

DescendantsEdit

  • French: matinée

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

matinee f (oblique plural matinees, nominative singular matinee, nominative plural matinees)

  1. morning

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