or al fres·co

[ al-fres-koh ]
/ ælˈfrɛs koʊ /


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


outdoor: an alfresco café.


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Origin of alfresco

1745–55; < Italian: in the cool, in a cool place. See fresco Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for alfresco

/ (ælˈfrɛskəʊ) /

adjective, adverb

in the open air

Word Origin for alfresco

C18: from Italian: in the cool
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