- pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day.
Origin of matutinal
Examples from the Web for matutinal
Historical Examples of matutinal
And do not let us blame Bacchus unduly for the matutinal trouble.Cakes & Ale
He enjoyed this matutinal habit for many years, and rarely omitted it.The Old Pike
Thomas B. Searight
He had not a moment's doubt as to the nature of the matutinal visit.The Revolt of the Angels
Then he set to work upon his matutinal review of the preceding night.The Transgression of Andrew Vane
Guy Wetmore Carryl
Well, one has run away to literature since, but where is the matutinal beer?Adventures among Books
- of, occurring in, or during the morning
Word Origin 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.