Definitions for plein-airˌpleɪnˈɛər; Fr. plɛˈnɛr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plein-airˌpleɪnˈɛər; Fr. plɛˈnɛr(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a style of impressionist painting seeking to produce the luminous effects of outdoor light.

    Category: Fine Arts

  2. of or pertaining to painting done in daylight out of doors.

    Category: Fine Arts

Origin of plein-air:

1890–95; < F: lit., open air

plein`-air′ist(n.)

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