- au·tum·nal·ly, adverb
- un·au·tum·nal, adjective
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How to use autumnal in a sentence
Our favorite recipes for late summer and early fallThe latest version that has caught my eye is this autumnal approach from Alexandra Daum’s new book, “Occasionally Eggs.”This custardy chickpea pancake with mushrooms and apples makes an easy fall supper | Joe Yonan | September 26, 2021 | Washington Post
This peaceful autumnal scene is making me hungry, you think while adjusting your cashmere beret and oversized varsity jacket.
According to a new study published last week in Science, the autumnal senescence of leaves might counterintuitively occur sooner in the season as climate change progresses.Climate change is affecting fall foliage, but not in the way you think | Ula Chrobak | November 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
Fault can usually be found at any time, criticism can constantly be heard, and nobody can claim that Saturday in Washington matched some image of autumnal perfection.A fine, bright day in Washington, but the curtain descends quickly | Martin Weil | November 29, 2020 | Washington Post
For something a little more autumnal, try Carrot Soup With Toasted Spices and Pecans.6 seasonal soups to begin — or become — your Thanksgiving meal | Kari Sonde | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
Colors were vivid and autumnal, including fuchsia and olive green with metallic shimmers.Valentino, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week | Liza Foreman | March 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These are autumnal deaths to expiate the sins of a people and appease the heavens so summer might return.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley | John Garth | November 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pumpkin seeds, trapped in the heat of the caramel, are imbued with an autumnal, resiny resonance.
The morning we started was one of those perfect autumnal days when it is a delight simply to live.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
A gentle breeze stirred the air and the surface of the lakes lay shimmering in the soft autumnal light.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Three varieties are associated with malarial fever in man—the tertian, quartan, and estivo-autumnal malarial parasites.
In estivo-autumnal malaria the gametes take distinctive ovoid and crescentic forms, and are not difficult to recognize.
In estivo-autumnal fever the regular grouping, while usually present at first, is soon lost, thus causing "irregular malaria."
British Dictionary definitions for autumnal
of, occurring in, or characteristic of autumn
- autumnally, adverb
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