Synonyms for picturesque

Grammar : Adj
Spell : pik-chuh-resk
Phonetic Transcription : ˌpɪk tʃəˈrɛsk

Top 10 synonyms for picturesque Other synonyms for the word picturesque

Définition of picturesque

Origin :
  • 1703, on pattern of French pittoresque, a loan-word from Italian pittoresco, literally "pictorial" (1660s), from pittore "painter," from Latin pictorem (nominative pictor); see painter (n.1). As a noun from 1749. Related: Picturesquely; picturesqueness.
  • adj attractive, referring to scenery
Example sentences :
  • A most picturesque little place is this, seen from the railway.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The village was picturesque, in the variety of its edifices, though all were rude.
  • Extract from : « The Village Uncle (From "Twice Told Tales") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The revulsion accentuated her enjoyment of the picturesque aspects of the scene.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • It's just the picturesque dignity of the costume, and the pose, perhaps.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • It is no merit to be picturesque—I have greater merits, perhaps—but I may be, by an accident.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Picturesque as the place was, it held nothing to appeal to the Baedeker spirit.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • The appearance of the city from the sea is of the most picturesque order.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845 » by Various
  • The sail from the Sicilian straits to Naples is picturesque.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845 » by Various
  • A picturesque, old German virtuoso is the reverent possessor of a genuine "Cremona."
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • She knew that she was looking pretty, and she felt that her employment was picturesque.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

Antonyms for picturesque

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