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alfresco

[al-fres-koh] /ælˈfrɛs koʊ/
adverb
1.
out-of-doors; in the open air:
to dine alfresco.
adjective
2.
outdoor:
an alfresco café.
Also, al fresco.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Italian: in the cool, in a cool place. See fresco
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Examples from the web for alfresco
  • 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.
  • alfresco-dining is available here, and a live jazz band plays inside the restaurant.
  • Take a picnic lunch and dine alfresco on one of its many benches.
  • The couple dined alfresco on freshly caught seafood.
  • The mirror-mosaic frontage and mismatched alfresco furniture hides an interior that is immaculately styled.
  • But then he started talking about art exhibitions, jazz bands, museums and alfresco dining.
  • Celebrate the season with a festive alfresco buffet.
  • Dining alfresco on the coast usually calls for jackets to stave off the chilly air, especially on shaded patios.
British Dictionary definitions for alfresco

alfresco

/ælˈfrɛskəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
in the open air
Word Origin
C18: from Italian: in the cool
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