Definition of autumn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɔːtəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːtəm//
(especially British English) (usually North American English fall) [uncountable, countable]
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the season of the year between summer and winter, when leaves change colour and the weather becomes colder in the autumn of 2010 in early/late autumn the autumn term (= for example at a school or college in Britain) autumn colours/leaves It's been a very mild autumn this year. More Like This Silent letters gnarled, gnash, gnat, gnaw, gnome haute cuisine, heir, (NAmE herb), honour, hors d’oeuvre, hour knack, knee, kneel, knife, knight, knit, knob, knock, knot, know, knuckle psalm, psephology, psychic, ptarmigan, pterodactyl, psychology wrangle, wrap, wreath, wreck, wrench, wrestle, wriggle, wring, write, wrong bomb, climb, crumb, doubt, lamb, limb ascent, fascinate, muscle, scene, scissors height, right, sleigh, weight align, campaign, design, foreign, malign, reign, unfeigned balmy, calm, calf, half, yolk autumn, column, condemn, damn, hymn, solemn bristle, fasten, listen, mortgage, soften, thistle, wrestle biscuit, build, circuit, disguise, guilty, league, rogue, vague yacht answer, sword, twoSee worksheet. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French autompne, or later directly from Latin autumnus.Extra examples Now is the time when the autumn colours/​colors are at their best. The trees were beginning to turn orange and yellow with autumn colours. classes to be held for schoolchildren during the autumn term the sound of autumn leaves rustling their autumn collection of dresses
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