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matinée

[mat-n-ey; especially British mat-n-ey] /ˌmæt nˈeɪ; especially British ˈmæt nˌeɪ/
noun
1.
an entertainment, especially a dramatic or musical performance, held in the daytime, usually in the afternoon.
Origin of matinée
1840-1850
1840-50; < French: morning. See matin
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matinée

/ˈmætɪˌneɪ/
noun
1.
a daytime, esp afternoon, performance of a play, concert, etc
Word Origin
C19: from French; see matins
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Word Origin and History for matinee
n.

"afternoon performance," 1848, from French matinée (musicale), from matinée "morning" (with a sense here of "daytime"), from matin "morning," from Old French matines (see matins). Originally as a French word in English; it lost its foreignness by late 19c.

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