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(as) pretty as a picture

Definition of (as) pretty as a picture


  1. :  very attractive or pleasant to look at :  very pretty

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  artful, clever

    :  pat, apt

    :  pleasing by delicacy or grace

  1. :  in some degree :  moderately

    :  quite, mainly

    :  in a gracefully pleasing manner :  prettily

  1. :  dainty clothes

    :  lingerie

    :  a pretty person or thing

  1. :  a design or representation made by various means (as painting, drawing, or photography)

    :  a description so vivid or graphic as to suggest a mental image or give an accurate idea of something

    :  a mental image

  1. :  to paint or draw a representation, image, or visual conception of :  depict

    :  illustrate

    :  to describe graphically in words

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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