- a of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn
the autumnal equinox
- s characteristic of late maturity verging on decline
a serene autumnal mood
- With a big band behind her in Taking a Chance on Love, she also shows there's plenty of fire in her autumnal mood.
- Throughout the autumnal mayoralty campaign, candidates aspiring to Mayor Walker's desk filled the newspapers with accusations that Tammany Hall was afraid to prosecute the .
- Set on a promontory overlooking the Mediterranean, 60 km north of Alicante, Altea has opened its arms to foreigners looking for a peaceful place to spend their autumnal years.
- Walt Whitman in Norwich Bulletin
Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling;writes Walt Whitman in his poem of the same name. "Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard;/Give me a field where the unmow'd grass grows; /Give me an...
- Ulysses S Grant in New York Times
The whole public are tired out with these annual autumnal outbreaks in the South,a weary Grant told his attorney general in 1875.
- Sir Philip Green in Telegraph.co.uk
This time last year it was 26 degrees and now it's autumnal. Everyone has had a better start,said Green.