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Picturesque word origins

Picturesque word origins

with forty-five illustrative drawings.

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Published by G. & C. Merriam company in Springfield, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Etymology.

  • Edition Notes

    On cover: From Webster"s New international dictionary.

    Other titlesWebster"s new international dictionary of the English language.
    ContributionsG. & C. Merriam Company.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1580 .P5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination4 p. l., [3]-134 p.
    Number of Pages134
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6288608M
    LC Control Number33010574

    Synonyms for picturesque include vivid, graphic, striking, colourful, delineated, graphical, pictorial, visual, impressive and memorable. Find more similar words at. > Etymology Books > The Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins The Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins: Facts on File Series by Robert Hendrickson: Seemingly designed for those with laser-focused attention or plenty of time on their hands, the Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins provides days of browsing for etymophiles.

    Another word for picturesque: interesting, pretty, beautiful, attractive, charming | Collins English Thesaurus. Etymology/Historical Linguistics/History of English. These are sources, other than dictionaries, that address etymology, historical linguistics, and the history of the English language. American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology Comments on Etymology.

    A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words. This article has words and two pictures - take your pick. This phrase emerged in the USA in the early part of the 20th century. Its introduction is widely attributed to Frederick R. Barnard, who published a piece commending the effectiveness of graphics in. Picture window is from Picture post-card first recorded Phrase every picture tells a story first attested , in advertisements for an illustrated life of Christ. To be in (or out of) the picture in the figurative sense dates to Expression a picture is worth a thousand words, attested from


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