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half-length

(hăf′lĕngkth′, -lĕngth′, lĕnth′, häf′-)
n.
A portrait that shows only the upper half and hands of a person.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a half-length portrait.
2. Of half the full length.

half-length

adj
1. (Art Terms) (of a portrait) showing only the body from the waist up and including the hands
2. of half the entire or original length
n
(Art Terms) a half-length portrait

half′-length`



n.
1. something that is only half a full length or height, esp. a portrait of the upper half of the body, including the hands.
adj.
2. of half the complete length or height.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half-length - a portrait showing the body from only the waist up
portrait, portrayal - any likeness of a person, in any medium; "the photographer made excellent portraits"
Adj.1.half-length - representing only the upper half of the body; "a half-length portrait"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
2.half-length - abridged to half its original length
abridged - (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting; "an abridged version"
Translations

half-length

[ˈhɑːfˈleŋθ] ADJde medio cuerpo
References in classic literature ?
There was not much to amuse in the room; of which the most attractive feature was, a half-length portrait in oil, of Mr Mantalini, whom the artist had depicted scratching his head in an easy manner, and thus displaying to advantage a diamond ring, the gift of Madame Mantalini before her marriage.
It was a half-length figure of a gentleman in a rich but very old-fashioned dress of embroidered velvet, with a broad ruff and a beard, and wearing a hat, the brim of which overshadowed his forehead.
Here,"--pointing to a staring, half-length figure, in a white wig and scarlet coat,--"here is an excellent model, the likeness of our gracious king.