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Meaning of PORTRAYAL

Pronunciation:  powr'treyal

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  acting the part of a character on stage; dramaticially representing the character by speech and action and gesture
  2. [n]  representation by drawing or painting etc
  3. [n]  any likeness of a person; "the photographer made excellent portraits"
  4. [n]  a representation by picture or portraiture
  5. [n]  a word picture of a person's appearance and character

PORTRAYAL is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: characterization, delineation, depicting, depiction, depiction, enactment, personation, portrait, portrait, portraiture, portraying
 See Also: acting, character, characterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, half-length, impression, likeness, mirror, part, performing, persona, pictorial representation, picture, picturing, playacting, playing, portraiture, representational process, role, semblance, theatrical role, word picture, word-painting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Por*tray"al\, n.
The act or process of portraying; description; delineation.

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