Definition for PIC-TUR-ESQUE', or PIC-TUR-ESK'

PIC-TUR-ESQUE', or PIC-TUR-ESK', a. [Fr. pittoresque; It. pittoresco; from the L. pictura or pictor. In English this would be picturish.]

Expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; striking the mind with great power or pleasure in representing objects of vision, and in painting to the imagination any circumstance or event as clearly as if delineated in a picture. – Gray.

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