The definition of matinee is a daytime performance, especially a play, or a reception during the day.(noun)
An example of a matinee is a 1 p.m. showing of a Broadway play.
See matinee in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr matinée < matin, morning: see matin
See matinee in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French matinée
Origin: , from matin, morning
Origin: , from Old French matines, matins; see matins.
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