autumnal


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Related to autumnal: autumnal equinox

au·tumn

 (ô′təm)
n.
1. The season of the year between summer and winter, during which the weather becomes cooler and many plants become dormant, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice and popularly considered to include the months of September, October, and November; fall. In the Southern Hemisphere autumn includes March, April, and May.
2. A period of maturity verging on decline.
adj.
1. Relating to or occurring in autumn: autumn foliage; autumn harvests.
2. Grown during the season of autumn: autumn crops.

[Middle English autumpne, from Old French autompne, from Latin autumnus.]

au·tum′nal (ô-tŭm′nəl) adj.
au·tum′nal·ly adv.

autumnal

(ɔːˈtʌmnəl)
adj
of, occurring in, or characteristic of autumn
auˈtumnally adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.autumnal - of or characteristic of or occurring in autumnautumnal - of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn; "the autumnal equinox"; "autumnal fruits"
summery - belonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer; "summery weather"; "summery dresses"
vernal - of or characteristic of or occurring in spring; "the vernal equinox"
wintery, wintry - characteristic of or occurring in winter; "suffered severe wintry weather"; "brown wintry grasses"
2.autumnal - characteristic of late maturity verging on decline; "a serene autumnal mood"
mature - characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
Translations
خَريفي
podzimní
efterårsagtig
jesenji
őszies
haust-, haustlegur
jesenný
sonbahara ait

autumnal

[ɔːˈtʌmnəl] ADJotoñal, de(l) otoño

autumnal

[ɔːˈtʌmnəl] adj
[colour, look, shade, tone] → automnal(e)
(in autumn) [equinox, gales, sun, mist, fruit, weather] → d'automneautumn equinox néquinoxe f d'automne

autumnal

adjherbstlich, Herbst-; autumnal weatherHerbstwetter nt

autumnal

[ɔːˈtʌmnəl] adjautunnale, d'autunno

autumn

(ˈoːtəm) noun
(American fall) the season of the year when leaves change colour and fall and fruits ripen.
autumnal (oːˈtamnəl) adjective
References in classic literature ?
Sitting at the window, Beth's work often dropped into her lap, and she leaned her head upon her hand, in a dejected attitude, while her eyes rested on the dull, autumnal landscape.
To this last apothegm poor Hepzibah responded with a sigh so deep and heavy that it almost rustled Uncle Venner quite away, like a withered leaf,--as he was,--before an autumnal gale.
The magistrates are God-fearing gentlemen, but merciful overmuch -- that is a truth," added a third autumnal matron.
On a fine autumnal afternoon, Ichabod, in pensive mood, sat enthroned on the lofty stool from whence he usually watched all the concerns of his little literary realm.
Seen from the Pequod's deck, then, as she would rise on a high hill of the sea, this host of vapory spouts, individually curling up into the air, and beheld through a blending atmosphere of bluish haze, showed like the thousand cheerful chimneys of some dense metropolis, descried of a balmy autumnal morning, by some horseman on a height.
In some more genial season, perchance, a faint shadow flits across the landscape of the mind, cast by the WINGS of some thought in its vernal or autumnal migration, but, looking up, we are unable to detect the substance of the thought itself.
Her dress hung loose round her wasted figure; not a trace of its buxom autumnal beauty remained.
The landscape seemed to have spoken, and now was silent, returning to its gloom, or rather to the soft sad tones of an autumnal twilight.
The month of October in those latitudes gave us some lovely autumnal days.
Like the streams which the heat of the summer has dried up, and which after the autumnal storms gradually begin oozing drop by drop, so did the count feel his heart gradually fill with the bitterness which formerly nearly overwhelmed Edmond Dantes.
At harvest time, though their crop was of the smallest, they made an image with the sheaves of Indian corn, and wreathed it with autumnal garlands, and bore it home triumphantly.
But now, in the autumnal twilight, illuminated by the flickering blaze of the wood-fire, they looked at the old chair, and thought that it had never before worn such an interesting aspect.