plein air

play
adjective \ˌplān-ˈer; ple-ˈner\

Definition of plein air

  1. 1 :  of or relating to painting in outdoor daylight

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a branch of impressionism that attempts to represent outdoor light and air

pleinairism

play \plā-ˈner-ˌi-zəm, ple-\ noun

pleinairist

play \-ist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of plein air

French, open air


First Known Use: 1894


plein air

play
French adjective \ple-ner\

Definition of plein air

  1. :  open-air :  outdoor


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