alfresco

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al·fres·co

or al fres·co  (ăl-frĕs′kō)
adv.
In the fresh air; outdoors: dining alfresco.
adj.
Taking place outdoors; outdoor: an alfresco conference.

[Italian al fresco, in the fresh (air) : al, in the (a, to, in from Latin ad; see ad- + il, the, from Latin ille; see al- in Indo-European roots) + fresco, fresh.]

alfresco

(ælˈfrɛskəʊ)
adj, adv
in the open air
[C18: from Italian: in the cool]

al•fres•co

or al fres•co

(ælˈfrɛs koʊ)

adv.
1. out-of-doors; in the open air.
adj.
2. outdoor.
[1745–55; < Italian: in the cool]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alfresco - in the open airalfresco - in the open air; "an alfresco lunch"; "an open-air theater"
outdoor, out-of-door, outside - located, suited for, or taking place in the open air; "outdoor clothes"; "badminton and other outdoor games"; "a beautiful outdoor setting for the wedding"
Adv.1.alfresco - outside a buildingalfresco - outside a building; "in summer we play outside"
Translations

alfresco

[ælˈfreskəʊ]
A. ADJal aire libre
B. ADVal aire libre

alfresco

[ælˈfrɛskəʊ]
adj [meal] → en plein air
adv [eat] → en plein air

alfresco

adjim Freien; an alfresco lunchein Mittagessen im Freien
advim Freien

alfresco

[ælˈfrɛskəu] adj & advall'aperto
References in classic literature ?
She recalled the absolute freedom of their al-fresco life in the old double cabin, when she spent the greater part of her waking hours under the mute trees in the encompassing solitude, and, half regretting the more civilized restraints of this newer and more ambitious abode, forgot that she had ever rebelled against it.
Its changeable grill, set in the centre of the table, allows you to enjoy long summer evenings with friends sampling al-fresco food.
The happy crowd also enjoyed an al-fresco lunch on the boat.
WITH the weather so changeable, you will want to be ready for some al-fresco dining once the sun finally comes out.