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Definition of "matinee" []

  • An entertainment, such as a dramatic performance or movie, presented in the daytime, usually in the afternoon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "matinee" in a sentence
  • "So, if the $5 matinee is available, I will see it."
  • "Why, the Odion's ad cards say next Saturday's matinee is in VistaVision!"
  • "Dubbed a matinee idol, he was once thought the equal of Ivor Novello in charm and good looks, and had his own fan club."