matinée

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French matinée.

Noun[edit]

matinée (plural matinées)

  1. Alternative spelling of matinee

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French matinee, from Old French matinee, ultimately from Latin mātūtīnus (of the morning), from Mātūta (goddess of morning). Equivalent to matin (morning) +‎ -ée (contained by, duration of).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.ti.ne/
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Noun[edit]

matinée f (plural matinées)

  1. morning (time between sunrise and noon)
    Pendant toute la matinée, il n'a pas arrêté de pleuvoir.
    Throughout the morning, the rain did not stop.
    Synonyms: matin, avant-midi (regional)
  2. matinee (showing of a movie or performance before evening)
    Coordinate term: soirée (evening showing)
  3. (dated) matinee (women's dress)

Usage notes[edit]

matin connotes a specific moment in the morning, while matinée connotes the entire duration of the morning.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: matinee
  • Italian: matinée
  • Norwegian Bokmål: matiné
  • Portuguese: matinê
  • Turkish: matine

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

matinée f (invariable)

  1. A theatrical show that takes place in the morning or afternoon
  2. matinee jacket

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

matinée f (plural matinées)

  1. Dated form of matinê.