matutinal

adjective

ma·​tu·​ti·​nal ˌma-chu̇-ˈtī-nᵊl How to pronounce matutinal (audio)
mə-ˈtüt-nəl,
-ˈtyüt-,
-ˈtü-tə-nəl How to pronounce matutinal (audio)
-ˈtyü-
: of, relating to, or occurring in the morning : early
matutinally adverb

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin matutinalis, from Latin matutinus — more at matinee

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of matutinal was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Matutinal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matutinal. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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