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Definition a daytime performance (of something like a movie or play)
  • We can still make the half-price matinée.
matinée = daytime performance
  • On Saturday, we perform both an evening performance and a matinée.
  • matinée = daytime performance
  • 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
  • matinee = daytime performance
  • She did not need cake or a matinee movie to have the fine time.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • matinee = daytime performance
  • Wagner Matinee [story title]
    Willa Cather  --  A Wagner Matinee
  • The matinee audience was made up chiefly of women.
    Willa Cather  --  A Wagner Matinee
  • 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
  • We return you now to our studios and "Matinee Musicale."
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • 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
  • 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
  • "You could go to a matinee," said Georgina, "and eat popcorn."
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • "I'm taking Kel and Caulder to a matinee," he says.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • 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
  • 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
  • They watched matinee crowds enter theaters and her mother made comments on the ladies' hats.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The curtain having fallen for the night, the evening over, and the first act set for tomorrow's matinee.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • 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
  • Our first circus, our first matinee, our first dead body—we arrived at these milestones together.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Maybe we can go catch a matinee.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind

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