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Definition of Picturesque


  1. Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque language.

Picturesque Quotations

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to photograph the obviously picturesque.
Dorothea Lange

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Detroit's industrial ruins are picturesque, like crumbling Rome in an 18th-century etching.
P. J. O'Rourke

Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Picturesque Translations

picturesque in Afrikaans is skilderagtig
picturesque in Dutch is schilderachtig, pittoresque
picturesque in French is pittoresque
picturesque in German is malerisch
picturesque in Italian is pittoresco
picturesque in Portuguese is pitoresco
picturesque in Spanish is pintoresco
picturesque in Swedish is pittoresk
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