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
The first person of consequence Tess meets in her quest for a job is Howard (an enthralling portrayal by Paul Sparks ), general manager of a renowned Manhattan restaurant.
The late George Burns won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Al Lewis in the film adaptation of Simon’s play.
Its portrayal of his weakness — his cowardice, his self-pity, his lethal indecisiveness — is devastating.
Popular culture is also helping to propel technology tourism, from HBO’s Silicon Valley to the film The Internship, with their stereotypical portrayals of socially awkward coders and venture capitalists.
Examples include laws that ban positive portrayals of homosexuality in public schools, and police unions urging their members to retaliate against private citizens who have lodged complaints of misconduct.
Frances McDormand's fierce portrayal of grieving Mildred fuels this seething drama about small-town dynamics.
Yet, Bronson still stood out, with his alternately creepy and moony portrayal of a man biding his time dating Wood’s mother while vying for the younger woman’s attention.
Gary Oldman checks both of these boxes with his portrayal of Winston Churchill, which has already earned him a SAG, BAFTA, Critics' Choice Award, Satellite Award, and Golden Globe.
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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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