matinée

or mat·i·nee

[ mat-n-ey; especially British mat-n-ey ]
/ ˌmæt nˈeɪ; especially British ˈmæt nˌeɪ /

noun

an entertainment, especially a dramatic or musical performance, held in the daytime, usually in the afternoon.

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Origin of matinée

1840–50; <French: morning. See matin
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British Dictionary definitions for matinée

matinée
/ (ˈmætɪˌneɪ) /

noun

a daytime, esp afternoon, performance of a play, concert, etc

Word Origin for matinée

C19: from French; see matins
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