portrayal

  • 1 Portrayal — Por*tray al, n. The act or process of portraying; description; delineation. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 portrayal — index caricature, delineation, description, narration, part (role), representation (statement), st …

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  • 3 portrayal — 1834, from PORTRAY (Cf. portray) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …

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  • 4 portrayal — [pôr trā′əl] n. 1. the act of portraying 2. a portrait; description; representation …

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  • 5 portrayal — [[t]pɔː(r)tre͟ɪəl[/t]] portrayals 1) N COUNT: usu sing, usu poss N of n An actor s portrayal of a character in a play or film is the way that he or she plays the character. Mr Ying is well known for his portrayal of a prison guard in the film The …

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  • 6 portrayal — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ accurate, realistic, vivid ▪ moving ▪ negative ▪ Much television news gives a negative portrayal of politics. ▪ …

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  • 7 portrayal — por|tray|al [po:ˈtreıəl US po:r ] n [U and C] the way someone or something is described or shown in a book, film, play etc portrayal of ▪ the newspapers portrayal of Islamic culture accurate/realistic etc portrayal ▪ The film is not an accurate… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 portrayal — noun 1) a portrayal of a parrot Syn: painting, picture, portrait, drawing, sketch, representation, depiction, study 2) her portrayal of adolescence Syn: description, representation, characterization …

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  • 9 portrayal — noun /ˌpɔrˈtreɪ.əl/ a) The act of portraying. He had already designed the portrayal of his father as the old white king, and himself as the young white king, in a series of woodcuts illustrating the narrative which culminated in the one romance… …

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  • 10 portrayal — noun 1) her portrayal of adolescence Syn: description, representation, characterization, depiction, evocation 2) Brando s portrayal of Corleone Syn: performance as, representation, interpretation, rendering …

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  • 11 portrayal — UK [pɔː(r)ˈtreɪəl] / US [pɔrˈtreɪəl] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms portrayal : singular portrayal plural portrayals the way that something or someone is portrayed …

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  • 12 portrayal — por|tray|al [ pɔr treıəl ] noun count or uncount the way that something or someone is portrayed: a realistic portrayal of Mozart s life …

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  • 13 portrayal — noun (C, U) the action of portraying someone or something: Does the film give an accurate portrayal of life under Stalin? …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 portrayal — portray ► VERB 1) depict in a work of art or literature. 2) describe in a particular way. 3) (of an actor) play the part of. DERIVATIVES portrayal noun portrayer noun. ORIGIN Old French portraire, from traire to draw …

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  • 15 portrayal — noun Date: 1843 1. the act or process or an instance of portraying ; representation 2. portrait …

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  • 16 portrayal — /pawr tray euhl, pohr /, n. 1. the act of portraying. 2. a portrait. [1840 50; PORTRAY + AL2] * * * …

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  • 17 portrayal — Synonyms and related words: acting, alphabet, aping, art, blueprint, buffoonery, business, cameo, catalog, cataloging, character, character sketch, charactering, characterization, chart, choreography, conventional representation, dance notation,… …

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  • 18 portrayal — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. depiction, replica, likeness; see copy , description 1 , imitation 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or process of describing in lifelike imagery: delineation, depiction, description, expression, representation.… …

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  • 19 portrayal — por·tray·al || pÉ”r treɪəl /pɔː n. description, depiction; drawing, painting; personification, act of playing a particular role (in a play or movie) …

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  • 20 portrayal — n. 1. Delineation, painting, representation, sketch. 2. Description, account …

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