alfresco

[al-fres-koh]
adverb
1.
out-of-doors; in the open air: to dine alfresco.
adjective
2.
outdoor: an alfresco café.
Also, al fresco.


Origin:
1745–55; < Italian: in the cool, in a cool place. See fresco

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

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Example sentences
Outside her house sits the barber's chair where her husband offers alfresco
  haircuts.
Tolling church bells and dreamy panoramas from rooftop whirlpool, alfresco
  restaurant.
On many days you'll find that dining alfresco is impossible due to strong,
  brisk winds blowing across the valley.
Take a picnic lunch and dine alfresco on one of its many benches.
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