Examples of portrayal in a Sentence
his novel presents a moving portrayal of a woman searching for personal fulfillment and happiness
Recent Examples of portrayal from the Web
In 2016, Afro-Latinx actress Zoe Saldana created a storm of controversy for her portrayal of Nina Simone, a renowned singer and activist.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in 1983's The Right Stuff, a role that seemed to embody Shepard's own laconic personality.
The Queen (June 1) Helen Mirren won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II during the immediate aftermath of Princess Diana's death in this critically acclaimed drama from writer Peter Morgan (Netflix's The Crown).
Gillette Castle (which was home to William Hooker Gillette, an American playwright and actor known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes) has gorgeous views of the river, not to mention a few mysteries along the tour.
Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap, a sideshow smorgasbord staged on Wednesdays at King King in Hollywood, presents 15 performers who aim to impress with magic, music, juggling, or perhaps even a portrayal of a lactating cow.
The portrayal of an eating disorder on film is certainly a tricky task (and perhaps that’s why there are so little examples out there).
The villain in this film is Vulture, in an excellent portrayal by actor Michael Keaton.
Nelsan was a longtime member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of True Blood.
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First Known Use of portrayal
Synonymsdefinition, delineation, depiction, picture, portrait, portraiture, description, rendering, sketch, vignette
Related Wordsaccount, anecdote, chronicle, narrative, report, story, tale, yarn; demonstration, exemplification, illustration; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition
PORTRAYAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of portrayal for English Language Learners
: the act of showing or describing someone or something especially in a painting, book, etc.
: the way in which an actor plays a character
PORTRAYAL Defined for Kids
Definition of portrayal for Students
- The movie is an accurate portrayal of her life.
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