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  Dictionary Definition of matin

matin
noun
1. ( plural ) Ecclesiastical a. the first of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, properly beginning at midnight, sometimes at daybreak. b. Anglican Church ( cap. ) a form of worship appointed to be said or sung in the morning; Morning Prayer.
2. Poetic a morning song, especially of a bird.
-- adjective
3. Also, matinal. relating to the morning or to matins. Also, mattin.
[ME matyn (pl. matines ), from OF matin morning, from L matutinus of or in the morning]