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open air

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: the space where air is unconfined
especially : outdoors

Examples of open-air in a Sentence

Adjective an open-air concert under the stars Noun a family of city dwellers who can't wait to go camping in the open air
Recent Examples on the Web
Additionally, Swift will receive a stone on the Gelsenkirchen Walk of Fame and during her concerts the city will host open-air parties with karaoke performances. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 4 July 2024 Pewabic’s Summer Market 2024 More than 50 ceramic artists nationwide will showcase new Pewabic pieces and work at the open-air summer market in the courtyard at Pewabic through Aug. 31. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 3 July 2024
Opting for open air As with movies and clothing, trends rarely die in the auto industry. Mark Dent,, 3 May 2024 Horse-riding offers countryside exhilaration and the freedom of open air. Armond White, National Review, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for open-air 

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Word History

First Known Use


1830, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of open-air was in the 15th century

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“Open-air.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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