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open air

the outdoors.


[oh-puh n-air] /ˈoʊ pənˈɛər/
existing in, taking place in, or characteristic of the open air; outdoor:
The orchestra gave three open-air concerts last summer.
Related forms
open-airish, adjective
open-airishness, noun
open-airness, noun Unabridged
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  • The nadir came with the trip to the open-air market.
  • With his family, writer stops at an open-air fish bar.
  • We took our seats in a brightly colored open-air tent, the kind used for weddings and funerals, by the side of the road.
  • And wide shopping streets were built, instead of the customary open-air markets.
  • The violence started when police tried to enforce a ban on open-air preaching.
  • The country is in little danger of becoming an open-air greenhouse.
  • Five minutes further outside the centre, the road is decked with open-air stalls on either side, selling a huge variety of meats.
  • For the moment, the open-air markets are full, but those too will be forced to close once the flow of cash dries up.
  • So skip the open-air furnace on the valley floor and visit two of the park's only oases.
  • Then board the open-air carriages, converted from timber-carrying flat cars.
British Dictionary definitions for open-air

open air

  1. the place or space where the air is unenclosed; the outdoors
  2. (as modifier): an open-air concert
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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