Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque language. What is picturesque as placed in relation to the beautiful and the sublime? It is . . . The characteristic pushed into a sensible excess. Picturesquely, Picturesqueness.
Origin: It. Pittoresco: cf. F. Pittoresque. See Pictorial.