autumnal

[ aw-tuhm-nl ]
/ ɔˈtʌm nl /

adjective

belonging to or suggestive of autumn; produced or gathered in autumn: autumnal colors.
past maturity or middle life.

Origin of autumnal

From the Latin word autumnālis, dating back to 1630–40. See autumn, -al1
Related formsau·tum·nal·ly, adverbun·au·tum·nal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autumnal

autumnal

/ (ɔːˈtʌmnəl) /

adjective

of, occurring in, or characteristic of autumn
Derived Formsautumnally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for autumnal

autumnal


adj.

1570s, from Latin autumnalis "pertaining to autumn," from autumnus (see autumn).

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