Examples of portrait in a sentence
The queen posed for her portrait.
The book presents a portrait of life in a small town.
Origin and Etymology of portrait
Middle French, from past participle of portraire
First Known Use: 1570
Definition of portrait
: of, relating to, or being a document having the vertical dimension longer than the horizontal dimension
First Known Use of portrait
PORTRAIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of portrait for English Language Learners
: 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
PORTRAIT Defined for Kids
Definition of portrait for Students
: a picture of a person usually showing the face
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