Autumn versus Fall

What is the Difference Between Autumn and Fall?


When to Use Autumn

Autumn is a noun. It refers to the season that occurs between summer and winter. Autumn is also used as a feminine name, in which case it functions as a proper noun and should always be capitalized.

When to Use Fall

Fall, of course, has several meanings, many of which mean to slip or to drop. In this article, I will focus on its use as a synonym of autumn—namely, as a noun that refers to a season.

Summary
Is it autumn or fall? Autumn and fall are words for the season that happens between summer and winter. Fall also has several other meanings.

To summarize,

  • Both words are standard.
  • Autumn is a more formal way to refer to the season.
  • Fall is less formal than autumn.
  • Both words are interchangeable.

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