portraiture

noun por·trai·ture \ ˈpȯr-trə-ˌchu̇r , -chər , -ˌtyu̇r , -ˌtu̇r \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of portraiture

1 : the making of portraits : portrayal
2 : portrait

Examples of portraiture in a Sentence

  1. The museum is exhibiting portraiture from the late 19th century.

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First Known Use of portraiture

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PORTRAITURE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of portraiture for English Language Learners

  • : the art of making portraits

  • : portraits of people painted or drawn by artists



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