autumn

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noun au·tumn \ ˈȯ-təm \

Definition of autumn

1 :the season between summer and winter comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of September, October, and November or as reckoned astronomically extending from the September equinox to the December solstice called also fall
2 :a period of maturity or incipient decline
  • in the autumn of life

autumnal

play \ȯ-ˈtəm-nəl\ adjective

autumnally

play \-nə-lē\ adverb

Examples of autumn in a Sentence

  1. in the autumn of last year

  2. a magnificent New England autumn

  3. She went off to college in the autumn of 1999.

  4. When autumn came he planted grass.

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Origin and Etymology of autumn

Middle English autumpne, from Latin autumnus

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AUTUMN Defined for English Language Learners

autumn

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Definition of autumn for English Language Learners

  • : the season between summer and winter

  • : the later part of someone's life or of something's existence


AUTUMN Defined for Kids

autumn

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noun au·tumn \ ˈȯ-təm \

Definition of autumn for Students

:the season between summer and winter


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