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autumnal

[aw-tuhm-nl] /ɔˈtʌm nl/
adjective
1.
belonging to or suggestive of autumn; produced or gathered in autumn:
autumnal colors.
2.
past maturity or middle life.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin autumnālis. See autumn, -al1
Related forms
autumnally, adverb
unautumnal, adjective
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  • Both were as autumnal as red leaves and touch football.
  • But in the cold autumnal air, a guard took pity on him, draping him in a prison blanket.
  • The moniker is given to the full moon that falls closest to the autumnal equinox.
  • You'll create a fresh autumnal mood without having to rake a single leaf.
  • My initial thought was to make savory turnovers stuffed with autumnal ingredients.
  • Gloomy old hands then turn to the longer term to prove that after autumnal optimism will come winter.
  • The beauty of autumnal maple leaves appears through a screen door.
  • Roasted beets and parsnips with herbs look great on these richly hued autumnal pieces.
  • The autumnal promise of early evenings and long nights stirs interest in video.
  • As our autumnal festival approaches, three of its winged icons face more tricks than treats.
British Dictionary definitions for autumnal

autumnal

/ɔːˈtʌmnəl/
adjective
1.
of, occurring in, or characteristic of autumn
Derived Forms
autumnally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for autumnal
adj.

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

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