picturesque

You could describe a particularly pretty scene as picturesque. But save it up for a view that's so gorgeous you'd love to have it framed on the wall as a painting.

Picturesque is an adjective used to describe something with strikingly pleasing or vivid qualities — a scene so picture-perfect that you feel an impulse to reach for your camera or double check to make sure it's real. A view of the pristine shoreline on a summer’s day, a grandfather and grandson reading a book together, or a charming old farm cottage could all be called picturesque.

Definitions of picturesque
  1. adjective
    suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture
    “a picturesque village”
    Synonyms:
    beautiful
    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
  2. adjective
    strikingly expressive
    “a picturesque description of the rainforest”
    Synonyms:
    colorful, colourful
    striking in variety and interest
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