picaresque vs picturesque : Common Errors in English

About picaresque vs picturesque

“Picaresque” is a technical literary term you are unlikely to have a use for. It labels a sort of literature involving a picaro (Spanish), a lovable rogue who roams the land having colorful adventures. A landscape that looks as lovely as a picture is picturesque.

picaresque Meaning(s)

  • (s) involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction

picturesque Meaning(s)

  • (s) suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture
  • (s) strikingly expressive

picaresque in News

  1. MOVIE REVIEW: Kristen Wiig delivers another spaced-out star turn IN "Girl Most Likely"

    Kristen Wiig delivers another spaced-out star turn in "Girl Most Likely," a picaresque romance of self-discovery that delivers a near-constant flow of small delights until veering too far into screwball preposterousness.
    on July 18, 2013 Source: The Oakland Press

  2. ‘Girl Most Likely’: Wiig delivers another spaced-out star turn

    Kristen Wiig delivers another spaced-out star turn in "Girl Most Likely," a picaresque romance of self-discovery that delivers a near-constant flow of small delights until veering too far into screwball preposterousness.
    on July 18, 2013 Source: The Saratogian

  3. Chinese spectacle a new twist for Lincoln Center Festival

    Monkey: Journey to the West, now settling in for nearly a month of hyperphysical, family-friendly performances at Lincoln Center, may signify the arrival of something more momentous than the show's buoyant, picaresque journey suggests: Chinese ticket buyers in the United States.
    on July 14, 2013 Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

picturesque in News

  1. Pilots commit Gabe Taylor taking next step

    Basketball looks too easy when Gabe Taylor's playing the game. The manner in which the rising Valley Catholic High senior uncorks picturesque outside jumpers from NBA range with a high release and textbook follow-through and finds nothing but net is filthy. Taylor's Dirk Nowitzki-esque turnarounds over helpless opponents from inside 15 feet are unguardable. He drops silky right-to-left ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Portland Tribune

  2. Summer series mixes music, Munsinger Gardens

    It was a picturesque scene Sunday at Munsinger Gardens as more than 200 people lounged beneath the trees and among the greenery for the kick-off of the 14th annual Music in the Gardens series.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: St. Cloud Times

  3. Robert Wambua, Jessica Odorcic win Lake Health Half-Marathon (with video)

    Sunday was a good day to run a half marathon and a great day for runners from Madison participating in the Lake County Health races through some of Lake County's most picturesque Metroparks.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: The News-Herald

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