American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or occurring in the morning; early.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the morning; coming or occurring early in the day: as, a matutinal bath.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the morning; early.
- adj. pertaining to or occurring in the morning
- From Late Latin mātūtīnālis, “belonging to the early morning”, from Latin mātūtīnus, “of or pertaining to the morning” (from Mātūta, Roman goddess of the dawn + -īnus, “-ine”) + -ālis, “-al”. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin mātūtīnālis, from Latin mātūtīnus; see matins. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Let there be light, and there was a sort of matutinal, * glowing phenomenon that slowly transfused, etc.”
“These matutinal excursions were planned on the preceding evening.”
“The next morning Rastignac woke late and stayed in bed, giving himself up to one of those matutinal reveries in the course of which a young man glides like a sylph under many a silken, or cashmere, or cotton drapery.”
““To see something,” answered Grandet, not duped by the matutinal appearance of his friend.”
“Sauf bien sur quand ca concerne une heure precieuse de sommeil gaché par un reveil matutinal précoce!!”
“Pen, putting on his hat, strode forth into the air, and almost over the body of the matutinal housemaid, who was rubbing the steps at the door.”
“The stewards began preparing breakfast with that matutinal eagerness which they always show.”
“I slept a bit earlier than the other two, but was nevertheless surprised to come down the next morning at the advanced hour of 10:30 and not even see the normally-matutinal D downstairs she'd got up earlier and then gone back to bed for an unexpectedly-prolonged snooze.”
“Mr Robarts escaped to the Dragon of Wantly, partly because he had had enough of the matutinal Mrs Proudie, and partly also in order that he might hurry his friends there.”
“Let any plainest man who reads this think of his usual mode of getting himself into is matutinal garments, and confess how much such a struggle would cost him.”
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