Dictionary.com

alfresco

or al fres·co

[ al-fres-koh ]
/ ælˈfrɛs koʊ /
Save This Word!

adverb
out-of-doors; in the open air: to dine alfresco.
adjective
outdoor: an alfresco café.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of alfresco

1745–55; <Italian: in the cool, in a cool place. See fresco
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use alfresco in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for alfresco

alfresco
/ (ælˈfrɛskəʊ) /

adjective, adverb
in the open air

Word Origin for alfresco

C18: from Italian: in the cool
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK