au·​tum·​nal | \ ȯ-ˈtəm-nəl How to pronounce autumnal (audio) \

Definition of autumnal

: of, relating to, or characteristic of autumn autumnal weather autumnal colors the autumnal equinox I am often surprised to see rising amid these trees the rounded tops of apple-trees glowing with red or yellow fruit, in harmony with the autumnal tints of the forest.— Henry David Thoreau

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autumnally \ ȯ-​ˈtəm-​nə-​lē How to pronounce autumnally (audio) \ adverb
These days on the verge of winter were autumnally fair, struck through with warmth until the swift lengthening of the shadows. — John Updike

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Autumnal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of autumnal

: relating to, resembling, or associated with autumn


au·​tum·​nal | \ ȯ-ˈtəm-nəl \

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: of or relating to autumn

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