Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to autumn; produced or gathered in autumn: as, autumnal fruits.
  • Figuratively
  • Belonging to a period correspoding to autumn in the year; hence, past the middle stage of life: as, β€œan autumnal matron,” Hawthorne.
  • noun A plant that flowers in autumn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, belonging to, or peculiar to, autumn; ; produced or gathered in autumn; ; flowering in autumn.
  • adjective Past the middle of life; in the third stage.
  • adjective the time when the sun crosses the equator, as it proceeds southward, or when it passes the autumnal point.
  • adjective the point of the equator intersected by the ecliptic, as the sun proceeds southward; the first point of Libra.
  • adjective the signs Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius, through which the sun passes between the autumnal equinox and winter solstice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to autumn.
  • adjective Past the middle of life; in the third stage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn
  • adjective characteristic of late maturity verging on decline

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Examples

  • And the only place it feels remotely autumnal is in the mall.

    Down South, It's A Sleeveless Autumn

  • And the only place it feels remotely autumnal is in the mall.

    Down South, It's A Sleeveless Autumn

  • And the only place it feels remotely autumnal is in the mall.

    Down South, It's A Sleeveless Autumn

  • So the piece is done in autumnal, slightly Hallowe'eny colours with spider webs stitched in each square and some inspirational words and faces.

    Imagine

  • ABOUT THREE YEARS ago I began to notice that the natural arc both of my reading and my writing was suffering what might be called an autumnal change.

    Literary Life: A Second Memoir

  • Beyond definition, one with the earth upon which it plays, Shelley's "Wind" (69), no longer identified as autumnal, is also one with the poet as the practice itself of poetry β€” a practice that extends beyond writer and reader to effect the awakening of earth itself.

    Shelley's Golden Wind: Zen Harmonics in _A Defence of Poetry_ and 'Ode to the WestWind'

  • ABOUT THREE YEARS ago I began to notice that the natural arc both of my reading and my writing was suffering what might be called an autumnal change.

    Literary Life: A Second Memoir

  • On a certain autumnal Saturday afternoon about seventy-five or more years ago two men entered Willow Glen by the highway from the west, leading between them a wild, shaggy animal, a buffalo recently capured on the prairies, being the first one seen in this part of the country.

    Living in Dryden: December 2003 Archives

  • On a certain autumnal Saturday afternoon about seventy-five or more years ago two men entered Willow Glen by the highway from the west, leading between them a wild, shaggy animal, a buffalo recently capured on the prairies, being the first one seen in this part of the country.

    Living in Dryden: Willow Glen

  • There are touches of his distinctive voice in the writing, and visually the film recalls the autumnal palette of Hannah and Her Sisters and September.

    Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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