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Pronunciation:  'powrtrichur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the activity of making portraits
  2. [n]  a word picture of a person's appearance and character

PORTRAITURE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: portrait, portrayal
 See Also: characterisation, characterization, delineation, delineation, depiction, depiction, picture, portrayal, word picture, word-painting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Por"trai*ture\ (?; 135), n. [F. portraiture.]
    1. A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that
       which is copied from some example or model.
             For, by the image of my cause, I see The portraiture
             of his.                               --Shak.
             Divinity maketh the love of ourselves the pattern;
             the love of our neighbors but the portraiture.
    2. Pictures, collectively; painting. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    3. The art or practice of making portraits. --Walpole.
  2. \Por"trai*ture\, v. t.
    To represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray.
    [R.] --Shaftesbury.
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