Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Suited to make a striking or pleasing picture; figurative; graphic.

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Usage examples "picturesque":

  1. Quite splendid; and Malory looks so picturesque in this light. - "The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
  2. Thus it was that I made acquaintance with the Highway, and with the London Docks, in their more picturesque days, and saw and delighted in a thousand things more than I can write. - "The Hole in the Wall", Arthur Morrison.
  3. His appearance was picturesque enough without help from his dress. - "Wandering Heath", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.