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Friday, November 08, 2002

Definitions for matutinal

  1. Relating to or occurring in the morning; early.

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Citations for matutinal
Get up early and wash your face in the matutinal May Day dew; it will make your skin beautiful and your heart pure. Ray Murphy, Boston Globe
We had to rehearse at an hour at which no actor or actress has been out of bed within the memory of man; and we sardonically congratulated one another every morning on our rosy matutinal looks and the improvement wrought by our early rising in our health and characters. George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession
Origin of matutinal
1650-1660
Matutinal is from Late Latin matutinalis, from Latin matutinus, "early in the morning; pertaining to the morning."