What does the word picturesque mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Picturesquely.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Picturesqueness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

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

Usage examples for picturesque

  1. Quite splendid; and Malory looks so picturesque in this light. – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by 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 by Arthur Morrison
  3. His appearance was picturesque enough without help from his dress. – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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