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 ?
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.
They belonged to a party of Snakes who had come across the mountains on their autumnal hunting excursion to provide buffalo meat for the winter.
And after so great a gap in his matrimonial felicity--when his death was reckoned certain, his estate settled, his name dismissed from memory, and his wife, long, long ago, resigned to her autumnal widowhood--he entered the door one evening, quietly, as from a day's absence, and became a loving spouse till death.
The autumnal tints of our American forests, glorious as they are, sink into nothing in comparison with this tree.
The call of the brook came up through the woods from the valley of birches with all its old allurement; the mellow air was full of the purr of the sea; beyond were fields rimmed by fences bleached silvery gray in the suns of many summers, and long hills scarfed with the shadows of autumnal clouds; with the blowing of the west wind old dreams returned.
Anne thought those Friday evening gypsyings over the autumnal hills in the crisp golden air, with the homelights of Avonlea twinkling beyond, were the best and dearest hours in the whole week.
It was an evening of gray fog that had crept in from the gulf, swathed the harbor, filled the glens and valleys, and clung heavily to the autumnal meadows.
In looking round upon the other pieces, I remarked a pretty sketch of Linden-hope from the top of the hill; another view of the old hall basking in the sunny haze of a quiet summer afternoon; and a simple but striking little picture of a child brooding, with looks of silent but deep and sorrowful regret, over a handful of withered flowers, with glimpses of dark low hills and autumnal fields behind it, and a dull beclouded sky above.
The sunshine was on them: that early autumn sunshine which we should know was not summer's, even if there were not the touches of yellow on the lime and chestnut; the Sunday sunshine too, which has more than autumnal calmness for the working man; the morning sunshine, which still leaves the dew-crystals on the fine gossamer webs in the shadow of the bushy hedgerows.
During his brief, but social encampment, in company with Fontenelle, that experienced trapper had managed to win over a number of Delaware Indians whom the captain had brought with him, by offering them four hundred dollars each for the ensuing autumnal hunt.
The magistrates are God-fearing gentlemen, but merciful overmuch -- that is a truth," added a third autumnal matron.
The month of October in those latitudes gave us some lovely autumnal days.