portrayal


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por·tray·al

 (pôr-trā′əl)
n.
1. The act or process of portraying someone or something: his brilliant portrayal of the leading role.
2. A representation or description: a detailed portrayal of living conditions.

por•tray•al

(pɔrˈtreɪ əl, poʊr-)

n.
1. the act of portraying.
2. a portrait.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portrayal - a word picture of a person's appearance and character
characterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, word picture, word-painting, picture - a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
2.portrayal - acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
impression - an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician"
persona, theatrical role, role, character, part - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
3.portrayal - a representation by picture or portraitureportrayal - a representation by picture or portraiture
representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
mirror - a faithful depiction or reflection; "the best mirror is an old friend"
4.portrayal - any likeness of a person, in any mediumportrayal - any likeness of a person, in any medium; "the photographer made excellent portraits"
half-length - a portrait showing the body from only the waist up
likeness, semblance - picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
self-portrait - a portrait of yourself created by yourself
5.portrayal - representation by drawing or painting etc
pictorial representation, picturing - visual representation as by photography or painting
portraiture - the activity of making portraits

portrayal

noun
1. performance, interpretation, enacting, take (informal, chiefly U.S.), acting, impersonation, performance as, characterization, personation (rare) He is well known for his portrayal of a prison guard in 'The Last Emperor'.
2. depiction, picture, representation, sketch, rendering, delineation a near-monochrome portrayal of a wood infused with silvery light
3. description, account, representation an often funny portrayal of a friendship between two boys
4. characterization, representation, depiction The media persists in its portrayal of us as muggers and dope sellers.

portrayal

noun
The act or process of describing in lifelike imagery:
Translations
تَصْوير، رَسْم
portrétzpodobení
afbildningfremstilling
ábrázolás
lÿsing í máli/myndum
stvárnenie
canlandırma

portrayal

[pɔːˈtreɪəl] N
1. (Art) → retrato m
2. (= description) → descripción f, representación f
a most unflattering portrayaluna representación nada halagadora or favorecedora

portrayal

[pɔːrˈtreɪəl] n
(= depiction) → portrait m, représentation f
(by actor) [character] → interprétation f

portrayal

nDarstellung f; (= description also)Schilderung f

portrayal

[pɔːˈtre/ɛ7əl] n (see vb) → ritratto, rappresentazione f, interpretazione f

portray

(poːˈtrei) verb
1. to make a portrait of. In this painting, the king is portrayed sitting on his throne.
2. to act the part of. the actor who portrays Hamlet.
portrayal (poːˈtreiəl) noun
the act of portraying.
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Love as is well known having nothing to do with reason, being insensible to forebodings and even blind to evidence, the surrender of those two beings to a precarious bliss has nothing very astonishing in itself; and its portrayal, as he attempts it, lacks dramatic interest.
Nor would you, or, rather, should you, accept the ravings and writhings and agonized contortions of those two lunatics to-night as a convincing portrayal of love.
of the literature as an expression of the authors' views of life and of their personalities and especially as a portrayal and interpretation of the life of their periods and of all life as they have seen it; it should aim further at an
First and always in considering any piece of literature a student should ask himself the question already implied: Does it present a true portrayal of life--of the permanent elements in all life and in human nature, of the life or thought of its own particular period, and (in most sorts of books) of the persons, real or imaginary, with whom it deals?
And Geoffrey Rush took home a golden statuette for his 1996 portrayal of a piano prodigy in Shine.
After studying at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art, he made his stage debut in 1934 and his performances included an acclaimed portrayal of Shakespeare's Hamlet in 1938 with the Old Vic company.
But his portrayal isn't a dead-on parroting, as cast mate Darrell Hammond strives for in impersonating Vice President Dick Cheney.
Is Zelfportret, 1999, a self-portrait as a transvestite, really a portrayal of the subject, or is it a clownish image of the artist as a canvas?
Martin Kemp took the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of wheeler-dealer Steve Owen during the gala event at the BBC Television Centre, which will be broadcast on Wednesday.
The mass media's incessant portrayal of women as objects to be used and enjoyed by men has far-reaching implications for gender relations in our society.
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