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1. Of, suggesting, or suitable for a picture: picturesque rocky shores.
2. Striking or interesting in an unusual way; irregularly or quaintly attractive: a picturesque French café.
3. Strikingly expressive or vivid: picturesque language.

[Alteration of French pittoresque, from Italian pittoresco, from pittore, painter, from Latin pictor; see Pictor.]

pic′tur·esque′ly adv.
pic′tur·esque′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picturesqueness - the quality of being strikingly expressive or vivid
expressiveness - the quality of being expressive
2.picturesqueness - visually vivid and pleasing
beauty - the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
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[ˌpɪktʃəˈresknɪs] N [of village] → lo pintoresco, pintoresquismo m; [of language, description] → expresividad f


nMalerische(s) nt; (fig: of account, language) → Bildhaftigkeit f, → Anschaulichkeit f


(piktʃəˈresk) adjective
(of places) pretty and interesting. a picturesque village.
ˌpictuˈresquely adverb
ˌpictuˈresqueness noun
References in classic literature ?
Doubtless, however, the whole story of human existence may be latent in each of them, but with no picturesqueness, externally, that can attract the imagination or sympathy to seek it there.
Just where she had paused, the brook chanced to form a pool so smooth and quiet that it reflected a perfect image of her little figure, with all the brilliant picturesqueness of her beauty, in its adornment of flowers and wreathed foliage, but more refined and spiritualized than the reality.
The natural aptitude of the French for seizing the picturesqueness of things seems to be peculiarly evinced in what paintings and engravings they have of their whaling scenes.
The old poetry, as exemplified in the old-fashioned marriage, is a poetry of externals, and certainly it has the advantage of picturesqueness.
It would have increased the theatrical picturesqueness of the situation.
To stop and see people, and learn something of their life, and to fill our minds and memories with all the color and picturesqueness of the whole wild, beautiful country and the quaint people
Many of the tributary streams of Snake River, rival it in the wildness and picturesqueness of their scenery.
The absence of picturesqueness cannot be laid to the charge of the docks opening into the Thames.
A thick canopy of trees hung over the very verge of the fall, leaving an arched aperture for the passage of the waters, which imparted a strange picturesqueness to the scene.
But here, preoccupied though he was, he could not fail to notice the picturesqueness of the place.
But its attractiveness begins and ends with its picturesqueness.
He came under the influence of Newman's Apologia; the picturesqueness of the Roman Catholic faith appealed to his esthetic sensibility; and it was only the fear of his father's wrath (a plain, blunt man of narrow ideas, who read Macaulay) which prevented him from 'going over.