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alfresco

or al fres·co

[ al-fres-koh ]
/ ælˈfrɛs koʊ /
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adverb

out-of-doors; in the open air: to dine alfresco.

adjective

outdoor: an alfresco café.

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Origin of alfresco

1745–55; <Italian: in the cool, in a cool place. See fresco
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British Dictionary definitions for alfresco

alfresco
/ (ælˈfrɛskəʊ) /

adjective, adverb

in the open air

Word Origin for alfresco

C18: from Italian: in the cool
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