Part of speech: noun

An entertainment in the daytime.

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Usage examples "matinee":

  1. Without tea, what would become of women, and without women and tea, what would become of our domestic literary men and matinee idols? - "The Little Tea Book", Arthur Gray.
  2. She had that moment come in from tea after a matinee. - "The Grain Of Dust A Novel", David Graham Phillips.
  3. Her and Sarah goes to a matinee last Saturday afternoon together and Sarah asks her to dinner to- morrow. - "The Competitive Nephew", Montague Glass.