picturesque: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pik"chu-resk'), [key]
— adj.
  1. visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting: a picturesque fishing village.
  2. (of writing, speech, etc.) strikingly graphic or vivid; creating detailed mental images: a picturesque description of the Brazilian jungle.
  3. having pleasing or interesting qualities; strikingly effective in appearance: a picturesque hat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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