How would you describe Autumn? What can you say about this season?
In the temperate season of autumn, the nights come in a little earlier and the days start to get cooler. Autumn is really a season of transition and you can see this unfold beautifully in the landscape all around. Here are 15 intermediate level words you can use during the autumn season:
15 Autumn words to add to your vocabulary
Vivid: Bright, colourful, dramatic. Yellow, gold and crimson red are some of the vivid and beautiful colours of autumn.
Golden: Gold-coloured, wheat-coloured, flaxen. The leaves turn from green to golden.
Bonfire: Large built open fire. On Guy Fawkes Night, people light a bonfire and watch fireworks.
To crackle: Short breaking sounds of burning wood material. The wood on the bonfire snaps and crackles as it burns.
To harvest: Gather, collect, reap. Autumn is the time when farmers can harvest the crops they planted in spring.
Feast: Banquet, large meal for a celebration, dinner. Sometimes people have a feast, where they gather to enjoy the rewards of the harvest.
Friendship: Alliance, affection, closeness. We can also celebrate friendship and gratitude at these gatherings with people who are close to us.
Woodland: Forest, woods, dense area of trees. Some woodland areas have paths where you can take a walk and enjoy the autumn colours.
Hedgehog: Small spiny mammal, woodland creature. Hedgehogs often live in small burrows in the forest.
Chestnuts: Large brown nut from a sweet chestnut tree. In the woods, many chestnuts will have fallen on the ground and you can collect them.
To roast: Cook over fire or in oven. Chestnuts are usually roasted over a fire to make them even more delicious.
To flutter: Drift, dance, make quick irregular movements. Autumn leaves are blown off trees by the wind and flutter to the ground.
Rake: Garden tool to scour, scrape up, comb. In the garden you will have to use a rake to clear the dead leaves.
To hibernate: Sleep through cold weather, slumber, lie dormant. Many animals start to prepare for hibernation in autumn and fill their burrows with food.
Fresh: Crisp, raw, refreshing. As the seasons change, the air becomes cool and fresh.
Need some easier vocabulary? Try these 15 beginner level words for autumn.