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matutinal

[ muh-toot-n-l, -tyoot- ]
/ məˈtut n l, -ˈtyut- /
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adjective
pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day.
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Origin of matutinal

First recorded in 1400–50; from Late Latin mātūtinālis “of, belonging to the morning, early,” equivalent to Latin mātūtīn(us) “of the morning” (Mātūt(a) “goddess of dawn” + -īnus -ine1) + -ālis -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM matutinal

ma·tu·ti·nal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for matutinal

matutinal
/ (ˌmætjʊˈtaɪnəl) /

adjective
of, occurring in, or during the morning

Derived forms of matutinal

matutinally, adverb

Word Origin for matutinal

C17: from Late Latin mātūtīnālis, from Latin mātūtīnus, from Mātūta goddess of the dawn
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