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Meaning of PICTURESQUE

Pronunciation:  `pikchu'resk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture; "a picturesque village"
  2. [adj]  strikingly expressive; "a picturesque description of the rainforest"
 

PICTURESQUE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: beautiful, colorful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pic`tur*esque"\, a. [It. pittoresco: cf. F.
pittoresque. See {Pictorial}.]
Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture;
representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate
to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which
is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic;
vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque
language.

      What is picturesque as placed in relation to the
      beautiful and the sublime? It is . . . the
      characteristic pushed into a sensible excess. --De
Quincey. -- {Pic`tur*esque"ly}, adv. -- {Pic`tur*esque"ness},
n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arabesque, attractive, baroque, busy, charming, chichi, colorful, delightful, elaborate, elegant, fancy, fetching, fine, flamboyant, florid, flowery, freehand, frilly, fussy, graphic, high-wrought, idyllic, interesting, intriguing, labored, lovely, luxuriant, luxurious, monochrome, moresque, original, ornate, ostentatious, overelaborate, overelegant, overlabored, overworked, overwrought, painty, pastose, photographic, pictorial, picturable, pictural, pleasing, polychrome, pretty, pretty-pretty, quaint, realistic, rich, rococo, scenic, scenographic, scumbled, striking, unique, unusual, vivid
 

 

 

 

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