plein air

adjective \ˌplān-ˈer; ple-ˈner\

Definition of PLEIN AIR

:  of or relating to painting in outdoor daylight
:  of or relating to a branch of impressionism that attempts to represent outdoor light and air
plein·air·ism \plā-ˈner-ˌi-zəm, ple-\ noun
plein·air·ist \-ist\ noun

Origin of PLEIN AIR

French, open air
First Known Use: 1894


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