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Autumn , season of the year between summer and winter during which temperatures gradually decrease. It is often called fall in the United States because leaves fall from the trees at that time. The autumn temperature transition between summer heat and winter cold occurs only in middle and high latitudes; in equatorial regions, temperatures generally vary little during the year. In the polar regions autumn is very short. For physical causes of the seasons, see season. Animals gather food in autumn in preparation for the coming winter, and those with fur often grow thicker coats. Many birds migrate toward the Equator to escape the falling temperatures. A common autumn phenomenon in the central and eastern United States and in Europe is Indian summer , a period of unseasonably warm weather that sometimes occurs in late October or November. Article Media.
One afternoon we were watching Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata. From the first shots of Autumn Sonata it's clear that this is going to be slow going. Standing in the chill breeze of autumn , I knew something had passed between us. The summer heat is fleeting, and the crisp golden brown of autumn lingers just a little bit longer than it should. Another summer has passed, and with its passing the rites of autumn have begun. They come over to the East Coast in hordes in the autumn , mostly from Russia, where they also interbreed with the carrion crow. Randolph had been stirring the story of Lethingtons opening the coffer in a green cover, in the autumn of Early in the autumn of the publishing office was moved to Cardington, Ohio. In the autumn of the Times gave an account of the origin of one of the most gigantic enterprises of modern times. The pale yellow glow of autumn twilight settles in deep peace upon the place.