Definitions for picaresqueˌpɪk əˈrɛsk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pic•a•resqueˌpɪk əˈrɛsk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a form of prose fiction, orig. developed in Spain, in which the adventures of a roguish hero are described in a series of usu. humorous or satiric episodes.

    Category: Literature

  2. of, pertaining to, or resembling rogues.

Origin of picaresque:

1800–10; < Sp picaresco

Princeton's WordNet

  1. picaresque(adj)

    involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction

    "picaresque novels"; "waifs of the picaresque tradition"; "a picaresque hero"


  1. picaresque(Noun)

    A picaresque novel.

  2. picaresque(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to rogues or adventurers

  3. picaresque(Adjective)

    Characteristic of a genre of Spanish satiric novel dealing with the adventures of a roguish hero

Webster Dictionary

  1. Picaresque(adj)

    applied to that class of literature in which the principal personage is the Spanish picaro, meaning a rascal, a knave, a rogue, an adventurer


  1. Picaresque

    Picaresque is the third studio album from The Decemberists. It was released in 2005 on the Kill Rock Stars record label.


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