• IPA: /pɪktʃəˈɹɛsk/


  1. Resembling or worthy of a picture or painting; having the qualities of a picture or painting; pleasingly beautiful.
    We looked down onto a beautiful, picturesque sunset over the ocean.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      A two minutes' walk brought Warwick--the name he had registered under, and as we shall call him--to the market-house, the central feature of Patesville, from both the commercial and the picturesque points of view.
  2. Strikingly graphic or vivid; having striking and vivid imagery.
    picturesque language
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