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

adj suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture

“a picturesque village”
delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

adj strikingly expressive

“a picturesque description of the rainforest”
colorful, colourful
striking in variety and interest

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