Definition of al fresco in English:

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al fresco

Pronunciation: /al ˈfreskō/
(also alfresco)

adverb& adjective

In the open air: [as adjective]: an al fresco luncheon
More example sentences
  • Hot bars, outdoor concerts, alfresco dining - it's the consummate summer-night city
  • I have to take Anne to Lady Moor's alfresco luncheon.
  • As alfresco dining commences, outdoor celebrations across the United States return, the beverage for which is a product of American ingenuity and sass.


Mid 18th century: Italian, 'in the fresh (air)'.

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Syllabification: al fres·co

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