Picturesque



[pik-chuh-resk] /ˌpɪk tʃəˈrɛsk/

adjective
1.
visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting:
a picturesque fishing village.
2.
(of writing, speech, etc.) strikingly graphic or vivid; creating detailed mental images:
a picturesque description of the Brazilian jungle.
3.
having pleasing or interesting qualities; strikingly effective in appearance:
a picturesque hat.
/ˌpɪktʃəˈrɛsk/
adjective
1.
visually pleasing, esp in being striking or vivid: a picturesque view
2.
having a striking or colourful character, nature, etc
3.
(of language) graphic; vivid
adj.

1703, on pattern of French pittoresque, a loan-word from Italian pittoresco, literally “pictorial” (1660s), from pittore “painter,” from Latin pictorem (nominative pictor); see painter (n.1). As a noun from 1749. Related: Picturesquely; picturesqueness.

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