alfresco

or al fres·co

[ al-fres-koh ]
/ ælˈfrɛs koʊ /

adverb

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

adjective

outdoor: an alfresco café.

Nearby words

  1. alfonso xiii,
  2. alford plea,
  3. alforja,
  4. alfred,
  5. alfred the great,
  6. alfur,
  7. alfvén,
  8. alfvén wave,
  9. alföld,
  10. alg.

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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