Origin of picturesque
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One Street Museum is dedicated to the picturesque old Kiev street called Andriyivskyy Descent, on which it is situated.The Ukrainian Face Collector Launches an Exhibition in Kiev|Nina Strochlic|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later, we hiked up a picturesque trail to the Dovbush rocks, which are a sort of local Stonehenge.For Ukrainians on Holiday, the Carpathians Are the New Crimea|Vijai Maheshwari|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the area is also an unexplored region of picturesque villages and surprising flavors.
His social snapshots reveal the unhappy repercussions of tyranny and poverty in a picturesque Africa.Saatchi Resurrects Ancient Pangaea with Show Featuring South American and African Artists|Chloë Ashby|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A week later Gill, 32, was taking a break in the Lake District, a picturesque sweep of mountains outside Manchester.
Rocks, huge and picturesque, jut out into the stream, affording beautiful views of the river and the distant city.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
Here is the most famous and most picturesque fish-market of all suburban Venice.Venice|Dorothy Menpes
What happened to the good folk of that picturesque little fishing-hamlet is worth retelling in brief.An Old Town By The Sea|Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The silk curtain which covered the niche was hitched upon some ornamental moulding, and hung down in picturesque folds.Tales From Jkai|Mr Jkai
We had full, flowing, picturesque Moorish costumes which we purchased in the bazaars of Tangier.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 2, 1867-1875|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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Word Origin for picturesque
Word Origin and History for picturesque
1703, on pattern of French pittoresque, a loan-word from Italian pittoresco, literally "pictorial" (1660s), from pittore "painter," from Latin pictorem (nominative pictor); see painter (n.1). As a noun from 1749. Related: Picturesquely; picturesqueness.