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
Casablanca, a picturesque but ramshackle little port, became an elegant and modern international city.
How a country that has in many ways been so successful could be the scene of such a macabre and brutal murder on a picturesque road only a half-hour’s drive from the capital, Valletta, has left many asking what went wrong.
Her front entryway is a picturesque Southern tableau.
Carlos Prado and a few others found refuge on a tiny spit of sand overlooking the picturesque Condado Lagoon, between Old San Juan and the tourist hub of Condado.
Linda Spradley Dunn answers the phone sounding cheerful and relaxed while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, the picturesque New England haven where the elite summer by the sea.
Indeed, the picturesque setting is what sold the current owners on the place.
Is there anything more thrilling than watching a crowd of blood thirsty vampires darting down the picturesque streets of Irvington?
By Arakawa’s telling, the problems began when the new owner decided to build a luxury residential development, a subdivision on a picturesque outcropping known as La’au Point.
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Origin and Etymology of picturesque
First Known Use: 1703See Words from the same year
Synonymsdelineated, pictorial, graphic, visual, vivid
Related Wordsdepicted, descriptive, expressive; concrete, explicit, specific; faithful, lifelike, natural, photographic, realistic; fresh, incisive, sharp
Near Antonymsindeterminate, nebulous, obscure, sketchy, unclear, vague; bleary, blurry, dark, dim, faint, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, indefinite, indistinct, indistinguishable, muddy, murky, shadowlike, shadowy; ambiguous, cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, inscrutable, mysterious
Synonym Discussion of picturesque
- a graphic account of combat
- a vivid re-creation of an exciting event
- a picturesque account of his travels
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