alfresco[al fres′kō, äl-]
in the open air; outdoors
Origin of alfrescoItalian ; from al (for a il), in the + fresco, cool: see fresco
Also al fresco
or al fres·co
In the fresh air; outdoors: dining alfresco.
Taking place outdoors; outdoor: an alfresco conference.
Origin of alfrescoItalian al fresco, in the fresh (air) : al, in the (a, to, in from Latin ad; see ad– + il, the, from Latin ille; see al-1 in Indo-European roots) + fresco, fresh.
- Outdoors; in fresh air.
- As it was a sunny afternoon, we decided to dine alfresco on the patio.