What does picturesque mean?

Definitions for picturesque
ˌpɪk tʃəˈrɛskpic·turesque

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. picturesque(adj)

    suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture

    "a picturesque village"

  2. picturesque(adj)

    strikingly expressive

    "a picturesque description of the rainforest"

Wiktionary

  1. picturesque(Adjective)

    Resembling or worthy of a picture or painting; having the qualities of a picture or painting. scenic

    We looked down onto a beautiful, picturesque sunset over the ocean.

    Etymology: from pittoresco, from pittura; see picture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Picturesque(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [It. pittoresco: cf. F. pittoresque. See Pictorial.]

Freebase

  1. Picturesque

    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. Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; made in the Summer of the Year 1770, a practical book which instructed England's leisured travelers to examine "the face of a country by the rules of picturesque beauty". Picturesque, along with the aesthetic and cultural strands of Gothic and Celticism, was a part of the emerging Romantic sensibility of the 18th century. The term "picturesque" needs to be explained in terms of its relationship to two other aesthetic ideals: those of the beautiful and the sublime. By the last third of the 18th century, Enlightenment rationalist ideas about aestheticism were being challenged by looking at the experiences of beauty and sublimity as being non-rational. Aesthetic experience was not just a rational decision - one did not look at a pleasing curved form and decide it was beautiful - rather it was a matter of basic human instinct and came naturally. Edmund Burke in his 1757 Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful said the soft gentle curves appealed, he thought, to the male sexual desire, while the sublime horrors appealed to our desires for self-preservation. Picturesque arose as a mediator between the opposed ideals of beauty and the sublime, showing the possibilities that existed in between these two rationally idealized states. As Thomas Gray wrote in 1765 of the Scottish Highlands "The mountains are ecstatic.. None but.. God know how to join so much beauty with so much horror." See also Gilpin and the picturesque.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Picturesque

    pik-tū-resk′, adj. like a picture: such as would make a good or striking picture: expressing the pleasing beauty of a picture.—adv. Picturesque′ly.—n. Picturesque′ness. [It. pittorescopittura, a picture—L. pictura.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of picturesque in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of picturesque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of picturesque in a Sentence

  1. Lissa Poirot:

    When choosing the top family-friendly beaches, we consider a number of factors -- it's not just beautiful sands and picturesque views.

  2. Kate Jones:

    People say, I want to come to the Maldives for 10 days and will do two posts on Instagram to like 2000 followers, it’s people with 600 Facebook friends saying, ‘Hi, I’m an influencer, I want to stay in your hotel for seven days.' Jones said she receives often very vague requests, and usually at least six each day. These people are expecting five to seven nights on average, all inclusive. Maldives is not a cheap destination. SILVER AIRWAYS PASSENGERS CATCH COUPLE HAVING SEX IN SEATS BEHIND THEM So common are deals being sought by travel bloggers that many luxury hotels have taken to outlining their criteria online. The stunning villas of the Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives are as picturesque as any other. On the resort’s website, there is a section specifically aimed at influencers. In it, resort management declares exactly what it’s looking for ... and what it’s not.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    My hot love poem from my heart and soul for all black girls and light brown girls All over the world Adore black girls there are my hot love passion. Please say your oppinion. I hope you will like it. Juicy, sweet, hot chocolate skin...black girls are black goddess Sexy black girls For guys and men. The most beautiful, attractive, seductive, sexy and exciting in African and African-American women is their sweet, juicy, chocolate skin color. Honey caramel mulattoes. Sweet brown chocolate color. And inviting, savoryly pure black-sugar skin color. This is the most delicious, beautiful, sweet candy in the world. You feel like a sweet tooth in a pastry shop when there are a lot of them around you. If you marry one of them and get her children from her, and live with only one of them all your life, and you will be faithful only to her alone. Your life will be the sweetest. Skin of black color and color of dark chocolate are the sweetest, seductive shades of sincere, hot passion. The skin of dark-skinned girls seems to be radiating the heat of sex, burning sweet, sensual passion, this color of temptation, attraction. There are drums of ethnic, traditional music, it's the sound of sex. . The black skin of a girl with which sweat and moisture is flowing, as if she still radiates ardent, hot, passionate, and a little stuffy sex in the sauna and her sweet moans are heard. This skin color is like a powerful aphrodisiac replacing Viagra The skin of black and dark chocolate is the sweetest, seductive shades of sincere, hot passion. The women of three races are beautiful: the sultry, torrid, hot chocolate of hot passion of the deep passion of black fire of love and sex, a paradise oasis of tenderness of the east, and snow-white, sensual pearls. For guys and men. The most beautiful, attractive, seductive, sexy and exciting in African and African-American girls and women is their sweet, juicy, chocolate skin color. Honey caramel mulatto. Sweet brown chocolate color. And alluring, relish pure black sugar color of skin. This is the most delicious, beautiful, cute candy in the world. You feel like a sweet tooth in a candy store when there are a lot of them around you. If you marry one of them and get children from her, and you will live only with one of them all your life, and you will be faithful only to her. Your life will be the sweetest. Your skin is the color of one hot, unforgettable night, your libido is the word lava in your hot body, burning passion, only your photos can excite me, only your beauty turns off my brains, you have a sexy, erotic tune in my head, you are like a hot bath after a hard of the day, like an erotic massage, like a soft pillow with sleeping softness. Dark skin The black skin of a girl with which sweat and moisture is flowing, as if she still radiates ardent, hot, passionate, and a little stuffy sex in the sauna and her sweet moans are heard. This skin color is like a powerful aphrodisiac replacing Viagra. The skin is black and the color of dark chocolate are the sweetest, seductive shades of sincere, hot passion. Dark-skinned beauties are a deep passion of black fire - this is a hot safari, a wild savannah, an exotic havana. My new love poem, i hope you will like it. For my dear light brown girls Captivating honey caramel is like a shining dawn, life with you is like a sweet erotic dream. Juicy sweet fabulous fantasy beautiful. From your sexuality, the glasses of the captured sexual force in your eyes are sweating, this is the amazing magic of charm concealed in them. You are my depraved temptation dirty temptation. The sweet temptation of a tenderly roaring passion is a breathtaking juicy caramel berry, sometimes pouring with a picturesque modulation, tender sensual shades of red sunset, incinerated with the burning heat of passion. From your hottest, sultry beauty, the brain seems to turn off and faint from your sweetest kisses. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Sugar cutie The divine color of the skin, the color of white sugar, is the color of uncontrollable pleasure, you are definitely sweeter than any sugar and pleasure, sugar cutie. You are a reflection of a deep shock from admiration, excitement, makes horny and fall in love, Every second is overflowing with love and intensifies every day. You are more beautiful than love itself, sex, life, reality, and even paradise. You are my hot temptation, damn so hot. You are talking about HQ the highest quality to the smallest particle and pixel, atom, molecule, geometric perfection of the image of the body and face - it looks so chic in slow motion, stretches the pleasure of excitement, when I touch your skin I have amazing feelings of love and excitement and these feelings are amplified a hundred times when you touch me, your kisses are diving immersion in the depths of love, the infinite beauty of your body. I sincerely love and want only you alone, your body shape like a mega boom boom sexy boombox explosive brain detox, powerful rap beat bass, you sound cool and sexy, your beauty and personality are multifaceted and unique as a gemstone of love and sex. You are my highest eternal ideal. Your body is the best nude in the world, a seductive pin-up, a very picturesque eroticism of feelings and passions, how your sweet moans of pleasure excite me beyond, you are so beautiful that even an impotent woman, men's penis will stand up, the lady of male hearts and makes horny members. Your appearance moves me to the dimension of eternal love, you are above love and sex, for me you are above everything else. You are more beautiful than the most beautiful galaxies of the universes, no form of life can be more beautiful than you, you are my queen of the universe. You are the same ideal, that very highest value, a dream in my life that I can’t give up in any way. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Jim Sells:

    It's a great picturesque little town, this is a bargain price.

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