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pic'tur•esque



Pronunciation: (pik"chu-resk'), [key]
adj.
1. visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting: a picturesque fishing village.
2. (of writing, speech, etc.) strikingly graphic or vivid; creating detailed mental images: a picturesque description of the Brazilian jungle.
3. having pleasing or interesting qualities; strikingly effective in appearance: a picturesque hat.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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