belonging to or suggestive of autumn; produced or gathered in autumn:
past maturity or middle life.
The pumpkin seeds, trapped in the heat of the caramel, are imbued with an autumnal, resiny resonance.
Pumpkin Seed Brittle The Daily Beast November 24, 2008
These are autumnal deaths to expiate the sins of a people and appease the heavens so summer might return.
Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley John Garth November 2, 2013
Colors were vivid and autumnal, including fuchsia and olive green with metallic shimmers.
Valentino, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week Liza Foreman March 3, 2014
With that she sighed, for the thought recalled to her the melancholy of an autumnal landscape.
Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2) Margaret Veley
The day was sunny but cold, and there was a feeling of autumnal dampness in the air.
The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
The autumnal laying of the China and of the common goose is very valuable for this purpose.
Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings
Where autumnal fevers are common they are usually of similar character.
A New Guide for Emigrants to the West J. M. Peck
Spica, however, is a star of the first magnitude, and lies a little east of the place of the autumnal equinox.
Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
The snow had gone off in a thaw, releasing a multitude of autumnal aromas.
Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
On these I spent days observing and enjoying the autumnal activities of Beaverdom.
The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
of, occurring in, or characteristic of autumn
1570s, from Latin autumnalis “pertaining to autumn,” from autumnus (see autumn).
- Autumnal equinox
See under equinox (def 1). Also called autumnal point. the position of the sun at the time of the autumnal equinox. the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring about March 21 (vernal equinox or spring equinox) […]
belonging to or suggestive of autumn; produced or gathered in autumn: autumnal colors. past maturity or middle life. Historical Examples And, indeed, the rest of the city was most autumnally tame and uninteresting. Wise Saws and Modern Instances, Volume II (of 2) Thomas Cooper adjective of, occurring in, or characteristic of autumn adj. 1570s, from […]
a yellow mineral, a hydrous calcium uranium phosphate, CaU 2 P 2 O 12 ⋅8H 2 O, occurring in crystals as nearly square tablets: a minor ore of uranium. Historical Examples autunite, a hydrous phosphate of uranium and calcium, crystallizing in the rhombic system in yellow plates. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 […]
a former province in central France. Historical Examples I should have preferred to go quite into the country, into Auvergne, where my husband has a house. Madame de Mauves Henry James In France it is somewhat more usual, and in Auvergne it is the rule. Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine Edward A. Freeman […]