Definition of al fresco in English:

al fresco

Syllabification: al fres·co
Pronunciation: /al ˈfreskō, äl-
(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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