Examples of picturesque in a Sentence
The view of the mountains was very picturesque.
wrote a picturesque tale of their journey across the country
Recent Examples of picturesque from the Web
Residents of Keys Gate paid a premium for their views of picturesque greens and tiny lakes, along with the amenities of a clubhouse.
The picturesque alpine village has lush, green mountains, rivers and glaciers.
The picturesque restaurant focused on cocktail friendly food.
There were moody atmospherics with Joseph Capriati and TestPilot on Sunday, or Monday with Mind Against and Recondite, the picturesque waterfront scene of the Pyramid Stage providing a beautiful backdrop for day-dreaming dancers to get lost in.
In December, Carlo Ratti, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, stood on the banks of a picturesque canal in Amsterdam to test his team’s latest contraption: a driverless boat.
A trail runs along the eastern banks of the small, but picturesque pond.
Trump took part in the ceremonial spectacle of the summit over the two days, this time at a picturesque Sicilian town above the Mediterranean Sea.
While working on the project, Clarke says she was reminded of the picturesque—a late 18th century aesthetic and art movement that developed in Europe.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'picturesque'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of picturesque
French & Italian; French pittoresque, from Italian pittoresco, from pittore painter, from Latin pictor, from pingere
First Known Use: 1703See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of picturesque
PICTURESQUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of picturesque for English Language Learners
: 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
PICTURESQUE Defined for Kids
Definition of picturesque for Students
: suggesting a painted scene in being very pretty or charming a picturesque mountain view
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up picturesque? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).