Definition of matutinal in English:


Line breaks: ma¦tu|tinal
Pronunciation: /ˌmatjʊˈtʌɪn(ə)l
, məˈtjuːtɪn(ə)l


Of or occurring in the morning: his matutinal jog
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  • One can only trust that the matutinal fare provided by the proprietors is of a less homicide-provocative kind - no mutton broth - than that borne forth from Bridget Sullivan's kitchen that bloodstained Thursday morning 108 years ago.
  • Periodically, sleeping is a duty: Anna Livia Plurabelle, in her final monologue spoken amid the matutinal awakening of Finnegans Wake, refers to sleeping beauties as ‘sleeping duties’ that she is reluctant to disturb.


mid 16th century: from late Latin matutinalis, from Latin matutinus 'early'.

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