Pronunciation: (pik"chu-resk'),[key] —adj. 1. visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting: a picturesque fishing village. 2. (of writing, speech, etc.) strikingly graphic or vivid; creating detailed mental images: a picturesque description of the Brazilian jungle. 3. having pleasing or interesting qualities; strikingly effective in appearance: a picturesque hat.