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picturesqueadjective

uk   us   /ˌpɪk.tʃərˈesk/
B2 (​especially of a ​place) ​attractive in ​appearance, ​especially in an ​old-fashioned way: the picturesque ​narrowstreets of the ​oldcity

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picturesquely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
picturesqueness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of picturesque from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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picturesqueadjective

 us   /ˌpɪk·tʃəˈresk/
(esp. of a ​place) ​attractive in ​appearance: We ​strolled through the picturesque ​streets of the ​oldcity.
(Definition of picturesque from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “picturesque”
in Korean 그림같은, 생생한…
in Arabic رائع, فاتِن…
in Malaysian cantik…
in French pittoresque…
in Russian живописный…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指某地)美麗的,古色古香的…
in Italian pittoresco…
in Turkish çok çekici/canlı, tablo gibi güzel, pitoresk…
in Polish malowniczy…
in Spanish pintoresco…
in Vietnamese sinh động…
in Portuguese pitoresco…
in Thai สวย…
in German malerisch…
in Catalan pintoresc…
in Japanese 絵のような, 絵のように美しい…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指某地)美丽的,古色古香的…
in Indonesian indah…
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