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picturesque

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picture +‎ -esque, from Italian pittoresco, from pittura (a picture, painting); see picture.

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  • IPA(key): /pɪktʃəˈɹɛsk/
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picturesque (comparative more picturesque, superlative most picturesque)

  1. Resembling or worthy of a picture or painting; having the qualities of a picture or painting. scenic
    We looked down onto a beautiful, picturesque sunset over the ocean.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      A two minutes' walk brought Warwick--the name he had registered under, and as we shall call him--to the market-house, the central feature of Patesville, from both the commercial and the picturesque points of view.

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