[ aw-tuhm-nl ]
/ ɔˈtʌm nl /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for autumnal


/ (ɔːˈtʌmnəl) /


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



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

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