designating, of, or in the manner of certain schools of French impressionist painting of the late 19th cent., engaged mainly in representing observed effects of outdoor light and atmosphere
Origin of plein-airFr, literally , open air
- Of or being a style of painting produced out of doors in natural light.
- Taking place outdoors: plein air dining.
Origin of plein airFrom French (en) plein air (in) the open air en in plein full air air