portrayal

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noun por·tray·al \-ˈtrā(-ə)l\

Definition of portrayal

  1. 1 :  the act or process or an instance of portraying :  representation

  2. 2 :  portrait

Examples of portrayal in a sentence

  1. <his novel presents a moving portrayal of a woman searching for personal fulfillment and happiness>

1843

First Known Use of portrayal

1843


PORTRAYAL Defined for English Language Learners

portrayal

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noun por·tray·al \-ˈtrā(-ə)l\

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

portrayal

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noun por·tray·al \pȯr-ˈtrā-əl\

Definition of portrayal for Students

  1. :  the act or result of showing in a portrait or describing in words or images <The movie is an accurate portrayal of her life.>



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