alfresco was our Word of the Day on 10/28/2017. Hear the podcast!
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Recent Examples of alfresco from the Web
There's great freedom in making big feasts and having alfresco lunches with mismatched glasses and plates.
His book is about equal parts alfresco inspiration, interesting factoids, how-to instructions and self-help advice.
The first overnight accommodations at Acre, each tree house has a queen-sized bed, a toilet, and sink tucked away in a corner behind frosted glass, and a terrace with a sitting area and alfresco shower.
Dine at any of five alfresco restaurants; try Pacific fare at Kukui’s Poolside Restaurant & Bar.
The Twenty One Restaurant & Bar This spot, with both indoor and alfresco seating and contemporary décor, is a buzzy haunt and mainstay destination for the creative set.
Casual, bright and chic beachfront alfresco eatery focused on regional cuisine and wines.
Fishman then added outdoor furnishings to form an alfresco lounge that extends the footprint of the house.
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Did You Know?
In addition to describing a type of dining, alfresco can also describe a kind of painting. The word fresco, which comes from the Italian adjective fresco, meaning "fresh," refers to a method of painting on fresh plaster. Although the "outdoors" sense of alfresco is by far the most common in current use, the term is sometimes used to describe painting done in the fresco manner - that is, on fresh plaster.
ALFRESCO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alfresco for English Language Learners
: in the open air
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