Definition of autumnal in English:

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autumnal

Pronunciation: /ɔːˈtʌmn(ə)l/

adjective

Of, characteristic of, or occurring in autumn: rich autumnal colours
More example sentences
  • And finally we went to the Golden Temple which had some of the most stunning autumnal colours in the grounds, and it was almost luminous at dusk.
  • A band of cloud could bring some light rainfall on Saturday night, but there were signs that next week will bring more usual autumnal weather.
  • The first day of the Vancouver International Film Festival coincided with the first massive autumnal rain.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin autumnalis, from autumnus 'autumn'.

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