The definition of picturesque is something scenic and beautiful.(adjective)
The view of the sun setting over the water on a perfect summer day is an example of something that would be described as picturesque.
See picturesque in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered (by assoc. with picture) < Fr pittoresque < It pittoresco < pittore, painter < L pictor, painter < pp. of pingere, to paint
See picturesque in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration of French pittoresque
Origin: , from Italian pittoresco
Origin: , from pittore, painter
Origin: , from Latin pictor; see Pictor.
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