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noun por·trait \ˈpr-trət, -ˌtrāt\

: a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person that usually only includes the person's head and shoulders

: a detailed description of something or someone

: a way of printing a page so that the shorter sides are on the top and bottom and the longer sides are on the left and right

Full Definition of PORTRAIT

:  picture; especially :  a pictorial representation of a person usually showing the face
:  a sculptured figure :  bust
:  a graphic portrayal in words

Examples of PORTRAIT

  1. The queen posed for her portrait.
  2. The book presents a portrait of life in a small town.

Origin of PORTRAIT

Middle French, from past participle of portraire
First Known Use: 1570

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato

Rhymes with PORTRAIT

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Definition of PORTRAIT

:  of, relating to, or being a document having the vertical dimension longer than the horizontal dimension

First Known Use of PORTRAIT

PORTRAITS Defined for Kids


noun por·trait \ˈpr-trət, -ˌtrāt\

Definition of PORTRAIT for Kids

:  a picture of a person usually showing the face


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