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picturesque

adjective

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producing a mental picture through clear and impressive description
  • wrote a picturesque tale of their journey across the country

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graphic, vivid, picturesque mean giving a clear visual impression in words. graphic stresses the evoking of a clear lifelike picture. a graphic account of combat vivid suggests an impressing on the mind of the vigorous aliveness of something. a vivid re-creation of an exciting event picturesque suggests the presentation of a striking or effective picture composed of features notable for their distinctness and charm. a picturesque account of his travels

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The first known use of picturesque was in 1703

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“Picturesque.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/picturesque. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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