alfresco

alfresco
/ælˈfrɛskoʊ / (say al'freskoh)

adverb
1. in the open air; out-of-doors: to dine alfresco.
adjective
2. open-air: *Louvres and doors of the bungalows were for ever propped open, and living was so alfresco that you almost knew when your neighbours turned over in bed. –coralie rees, 1953.
Also, al fresco. {Italian al fresco in the cool}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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