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We can still make the half-price matinée.
  a daytime performance (of something like a movie or play)
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matinée matinee matinees matinées
Matinées are often less expensive than evening performances.
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  • We can still make the half-price matinée.
  • On Saturday, we perform both an evening performance and a matinée.
  • She did not need cake or a matinee movie to have the fine time.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • I’d made that date to go to a matinee with old Sally Hayes, and I needed to keep some dough for the tickets and stuff.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye

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  • Wagner Matinee [story title]
    Willa Cather  --  A Wagner Matinee
  • "I’m taking Kel and Caulder to a matinee," he says.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Maybe we can go catch a matinee.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • Kids stayed away from Finsterwald’s the way old people stay away from Saturday afternoon matinees at a two-dollar movie.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • There’s a matinee at three o’clock that will leave plenty of time to return to our rooms and dress to go out.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Iphigenie, the older daughter, was recovering from a week-long case of die Grippe and Madame wished to find out whether, in the Commandant’s judgment, the girl was well enough to accompany her to the matinee.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • It’s a matinee: I can get there, see the show, then take the bus back in time for my evening shift at the Swiss Chalet.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Though there were several movies we both would have liked, I’d chosen a matinee at the Boris Karloff film festival: The Body Snatcher.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • By this time all the matinees must have begun.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Or else we would go to a matinee, which Mother loved, and we would see two, three films, come out in the dark, our eyes bleary, ears ringing, fingers smelling of popcorn.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The curtain having fallen for the night, the evening over, and the first act set for tomorrow’s matinee.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • My best friend Dee Dee Baker and I have snuck off to see M.M. and Brigitte Bardot both at the matinee (Father would flatout kill me if he knew), so you see I know a thing or two about diamonds.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I felt like I’d been traveling for weeks, like I’d been dodging lions and tigers on a safari through the jungle, trying to get to the Lost Diamond City buried in the Congo, which happened to be the theme of the last matinee I’d seen in Sylvan before leaving.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Mama had dressed and gone off with Aunt Sissy to see a matinee from a ten-cent gallery seat.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • "You could go to a matinee," said Georgina, "and eat popcorn."
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Is there a matinee?
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Not long after this Mrs. Hurstwood came with a similar proposition, only it was to a matinee this time.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He was seventeen or eighteen and, I noticed dejectedly, as handsome as a matinee idol.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • My mother had left that morning to spend the day in Boston: shopping on Newbury Street in the morning and a matinee in the afternoon.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • They sat in the first row at the Wednesday and Saturday matinees.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • On Saturday afternoons, he took her on outings—to matinees, to free public rehearsals of the symphony, for strolls through the arboretum.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • This was not his choosing, but the crime of this happy-go-lucky nation which goes blundering along with its Reconstruction tragedies, its Spanish war interludes and Philippine matinees, just as though God really were dead.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • They had in fact seen a matinee pantomime at the London Pavilion during which Lola had spilled a strawberry drink down her frock, and Liberty’s was right across the street.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • I’m gonna look like a matinee idol, Bubba, when you’re walking the quad with your M-1 rifle slung over your shoulder.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • There was a Madame de Raudon, who certainly had a matinee musicale at Wildbad, accompanied by Herr Spoff, premier pianist to the Hospodar of Wallachia, and my little friend Mr. Eaves, who knew everybody and had travelled everywhere, always used to declare that he was at Strasburg in the year 1830, when a certain Madame Rebecque made her appearance in the opera of the Dame Blanche, giving occasion to a furious row in the theatre there.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • And best of all, as Clyde now found to his pleasure, and yet despair at times, the place was visited, just before and after the show on matinee days, by bevies of girls, single and en suite, who sat at the counter and giggled and chattered and gave their hair and their complexions last perfecting touches before the mirror.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Owing to a brick received in the latter half of the matinée.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He was a great matinee idol then, you know.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  Long Day’s Journey into Night
  • My wife and I stopped going to parks and matinees.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Our first circus, our first matinee, our first dead body—we arrived at these milestones together.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They watched matinee crowds enter theaters and her mother made comments on the ladies’ hats.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "I can’t see how attending a matinee will change her life," Felicity grouses.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • David Herold is a former pharmacy clerk who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Like Booth, he possesses matinee-idol good looks.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The word /matinée/ offers a convenient example.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • There is no matinee.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Matinee idol at the Durham Triplex.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • We return you now to our studios and "Matinee Musicale."
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Which was really a hot one, because my grandmother hardly ever even goes out of the house, except maybe to go to a goddam matinee or something.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Maybe they were part of some big old complicated New York family —music people, academics, one of those large, artsy West Side families that you saw up around Columbia or at Lincoln Center matinees.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Carlos was the oldest and most reserved of the doormen, like an aging Mexican matinee idol with his pencil moustache and greying temples, his black shoes polished to a high gloss and his white gloves whiter than everyone else’s.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It’s Sunday, but there’s always one or two matinees going on Sunday.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • What if I want to go to a matinee?
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • It wasn’t a matinee idol smile; it wasn’t cocky enough.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • What is so wonderful about that first meeting between a silly romantic schoolgirl and a matinee idol?
    Eugene O’Neill  --  Long Day’s Journey into Night
  • The matinee audience was made up chiefly of women.
    Willa Cather  --  A Wagner Matinee
  • For a second, I was tempted to tell her to forget about the matinee.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
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