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autumnal

[aw-tuhm-nl]
adjective
  1. belonging to or suggestive of autumn; produced or gathered in autumn: autumnal colors.
  2. 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
Related formsau·tum·nal·ly, adverbun·au·tum·nal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for autumnally

Historical Examples

  • And, indeed, the rest of the city was most autumnally tame and uninteresting.

    Wise Saws and Modern Instances, Volume II (of 2)

    Thomas Cooper


British Dictionary definitions for autumnally

autumnal

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

autumnal

adj.

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

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