• Picturesque is an aesthetic ideal introduced into English cultural debate in 1782 by William Gilpin in Observations on the River Wye, and Several Parts of South Wales, etc.
  • The term “picturesque” needs to be understood in relationship to two other aesthetic ideals: the beautiful and the sublime.

    Definition of picturesque in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore picturesqueSUPmost picturesqueSUF-esque
    1. Resembling or worthy of a picture or painting; having the qualities of a picture or painting.
      1. We looked down onto a beautiful, picturesque sunset over the ocean.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The scale of the printed fabrics is just right: the yellow calico of a blond girl’s sunsuit, the tiny picturesque country scenes in red, blue and green on a gathered skirt.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -esque
      Related Links:
      1. en picturesquely
      2. en picturesqueness
      3. en picturesquenesses
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of picturesque for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "picturesque" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      Difficultness: Level 2
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 5
      Definite    ➨     Versatile