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. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for autumnally


  1. of, occurring in, or characteristic of autumn
Derived Formsautumnally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for autumnally



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

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