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autumnal

[ aw-tuhm-nl ]
/ ɔˈtʌm nl /
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adjective
belonging to or suggestive of autumn; produced or gathered in autumn: autumnal colors.
past maturity or middle life.
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Origin of autumnal

From the Latin word autumnālis, dating back to 1630–40. See autumn, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM autumnal

au·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 forms of autumnal

autumnally, adverb
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