At the moment when they disappeared in the forest, the owl uttered its matutinal cry, the precursor of sunrise.
And do not let us blame Bacchus unduly for the matutinal trouble.
Yet I believe that we annoyed them and deranged the tenor of their lives by our matutinal habits.
He enjoyed this matutinal habit for many years, and rarely omitted it.
Can there be anything more dreadful than the matutinal apparition of an ugly old maid at her window?
He had not a moment's doubt as to the nature of the matutinal visit.
These congress meetings did not begin before eleven, so that for those who were active time for matutinal exercise was allowed.
Then he set to work upon his matutinal review of the preceding night.
Before leaving Gibraltar I had two novel sensations, nocturnal and matutinal.
The dawn came up while the Staff were drinking their matutinal tea.
1650s, from Latin matutinalis "pertaining to morning," from matutinus "of or pertaining to the morning," from Matuta, name of the Roman goddess of dawn, related to maturus "early" (see mature (v.)). Earlier in same sense was matutine (mid-15c.). Related: Matutinally.