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matinee n : a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)

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see Matinee



From French, in turn from Latin.


  1. A showing of a movie or theatrical performance in the afternoon.

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Extensive Definition

Matinée (French: feminine form of matin meaning "morning"), or matinee, may refer to:
matinee in German: Matinee
matinee in Italian: Matinée
matinee in Swedish: Matiné
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