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matutinal: Word of the Day

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Dec. 13, 2015

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\muh-TOOT-n-l, -TYOOT-\
adjective
1. Relating to or occurring in the morning; early.
2. pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day.
Quotes
Get up early and wash your face in the matutinal May Day dew; it will make your skin beautiful and your heart pure.
-- Ray Murphy, Boston Globe
Origin
Matutinal ultimately can be traced to Mātūta, "goddess of dawn." The adjective entered English in the mid-1600s.
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