Autumnal



belonging to or suggestive of autumn; produced or gathered in autumn:
autumnal colors.
past maturity or middle life.
Contemporary Examples

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

Historical Examples

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

adjective
of, occurring in, or characteristic of autumn
adj.

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

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