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
First Known Use: 1570See Words from the same year
Synonymsdefinition, delineation, depiction, picture, description, portraiture, portrayal, rendering, sketch, vignette
Related Wordsaccount, anecdote, chronicle, narrative, report, story, tale, yarn; demonstration, exemplification, illustration; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition
Recent Examples of portrait from the Web
The heads presage a self-portrait print from 1990, displayed nearby, as well as the soft fabric figurative sculptures that Bourgeois took up in the late ’90s.
Portrait sessions for families whose memories were stolen by the wind.
There’s a 1922 self-portrait painting of Best Maugard in the show.
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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
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