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picturesque

pic·tur·esque

picturesque

 
pronunciation:
pIk ch resk
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: visually pleasing, enchanting, or unusual; suggestive of a picture or painting.
The postcards at the lodge all showed picturesque landscapes.
antonyms:
ugly
similar words:
pretty, quaint, sightly
definition 2: evoking vivid images.
The writer is well-known for her picturesque descriptions of people and places.
synonyms:
vivid
similar words:
colorful, evocative, graphic, pictorial, realistic, rich
derivations: picturesquely (adv.), picturesqueness (n.)