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autumn

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈɔːtəm/ ( also US fall)
A2 the season of the year between summer and winter, when leaves fall from the trees: I'm starting a new job in the autumn. autumn leavesThe seasons
autumnal
 
 
/ɔːˈtʌmnəl/ adjective
typical of autumnThe seasons
Translations of “autumn”
in Korean 가을…
in Arabic الخَريف…
in French automne…
in Turkish sonbahar…
in Italian autunno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 秋天,秋季…
in Russian осень…
in Polish jesień…
in Spanish otoño…
in Portuguese outono…
in German der Herbst…
in Catalan tardor…
in Japanese 秋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秋天,秋季…
(Definition of autumn from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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