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

adj in the open air

“an alfresco lunch”
out-of-door, outdoor, outside
located, suited for, or taking place in the open air

adv outside a building

out of doors, outdoors, outside
indoors, inside
within a building

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