Meaning of alfresco


Alfresco means outdoors. You can call your casual backyard picnic an alfresco dinner party to make it sound fancier.

An alfresco wedding reception is held outside, as is an alfresco graduation ceremony. Most people use the adjective alfresco to describe a meal, like a picnic or barbecue, that you eat out of doors in fine weather. The word can also be spelled al fresco, which is the way it’s written in its native Italian, in which it means “in the fresh air.”

Definitions of alfresco
  1. adjective

    in the open air

    alfresco lunch”


    out-of-door, outdoor, outside

    located, suited for, or taking place in the open air
  2. adverb

    outside a building


    out of doors, outdoors, outside

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    indoors, inside

    within a building

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