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1(of a place or building) visually attractive, especially in a quaint or charming way.‘ruined abbeys and picturesque villages’
attractive, pretty, beautiful, lovely, scenic, charming, quaint, pleasing, delightful, romanticView synonyms
- ‘The village, while it makes a nice picturesque background, is not deeply important.’
- ‘South Yorkshire is one of the most picturesque places in the country.’
- ‘Wiltshire is home to some of the most picturesque towns and villages in the country, often attracting filmmakers to the county.’
- ‘Longchamp is a very picturesque place and Paris has that romantic aura about it.’
- ‘There's a shop in the picturesque village that attracts visitors from all over the country.’
- ‘Fire crews feared the worst as a blaze gutted two picturesque cottages in a Cotswold village.’
- ‘And she has also called for harsher penalties for litter louts who mar the city's picturesque streets.’
- ‘This has to be one of the most picturesque places in Glasgow to read the weekend papers over a long lunch.’
- ‘We don't go to Scotland for the weather but when it's like this it is simply the most picturesque place on the planet that I have seen.’
- ‘The couple's home, which stands in the centre of the picturesque village, is in the same state as it was almost a year ago.’
- ‘Before we left this picturesque place, we took a photo of the kind family we had lodged with.’
- ‘The town has a picturesque harbour where humble and luxurious yachts rub shoulders.’
- ‘One of the additional benefits of rowing is that the action usually takes place at picturesque locations, such as lochs and canals.’
- ‘The picturesque building was neat as a pin, despite being a working farm with Jersey cows and goats.’
- ‘They enjoy the picturesque location of the Embassy as well as look forward to home cooked Indian food.’
- ‘People like Austrian resorts for their village atmosphere and picturesque settings.’
- ‘Halifax, surprisingly, had quite an array of picturesque buildings.’
- ‘The basin at Canal Head should be a wonderful addition to an already picturesque place.’
- ‘Properties in the village range from picturesque cottages and council houses to large private homes.’
- ‘We villagers of Dundrum are extremely lucky to live in such a picturesque place in an area of outstanding beauty.’
- 1.1(of language) unusual and vivid.‘the salad has no regional or picturesque name’
vivid, graphic, colourful, impressive, strikingView synonyms
- ‘The author's energetic, often tongue-in-cheek prose style, together with his ability to blend roguish satire, pathos, and picturesque description, had a profound influence upon the popular culture of his day.’
- ‘It's the pub's picturesque name for a tasting of five obscure or lesser-known wines.’
- ‘Volume I is a normal book, describing in picturesque language the history of the cheese made at Tillamook.’
- ‘As we go back in history, language becomes more picturesque.’
- ‘It is to the explanation of the historical origins of that picturesque language that this essay addresses itself.’
Early 18th century: from French pittoresque, from Italian pittoresco, from pittore painter (from Latin pictor). The change from -tt- to -ct- was due to association with picture.
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