Origin of matutinal
Examples from the Web for matutinal
The dawn came up while the Staff were drinking their matutinal tea.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
How many choralists took part in the matutinal concert I cannot say, but there were scores of them.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
To judge from the matutinal sounds which rose from below, it must have been above five o'clock.The Confession of a Fool|August Strindberg
He had begun the day well by scoring brilliantly off Mr Dexter across the matutinal rasher and coffee.The Gold Bat|P. G. Wodehouse
We became habitués of cafés and ceased to take any meals at our hotels beyond the matutinal café complet.
British Dictionary definitions for matutinal
Word Origin for matutinal
Word Origin and History for matutinal
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.