What does matinee mean?

Definitions for matineeˌmæt nˈeɪ; esp. Brit. ˈmæt nˌeɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matinee(noun)

    a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)


  1. matinee(Noun)

    A showing of a movie or theatrical performance in the afternoon.

  2. Origin: From matinée.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matinee(noun)

    a reception, or a musical or dramatic entertainment, held in the daytime. See SoirEe

  2. Origin: [F., from matin. See Matin.]


  1. Matinee

    Matinee is a 1993 period comedy film directed by Joe Dante. It is an ensemble piece about the home front in the Cuban Missile Crisis combined with a tribute to independent filmmaker William Castle. The film stars John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Lisa Jakub, and Kellie Martin. A then-unknown Naomi Watts has a small role as a character in a film within the film. The film was written by Jerico Stone and Charlie Haas, the latter portraying Mr. Elroy, a schoolteacher.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of matinee in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of matinee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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