Simple Definition of picturesque
: very pretty or charming : like a painted picture
: telling about something in a way that makes it very easy to imagine : causing someone to have a very clear mental picture of something
Examples of picturesque
The view of the mountains was very picturesque.
<wrote a picturesque tale of their journey across the country>
Origin of picturesque
French & Italian; French pittoresque, from Italian pittoresco, from pittore painter, from Latin pictor, from pingere
First Known Use: 1703
Synonym Discussion of picturesque
PICTURESQUE Defined for Kids
Definition of picturesque
: suggesting a painted scene in being very pretty or charming <a picturesque mountain view>
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