portraiture

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See also: portraituré

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French portraiture.

Noun[edit]

portraiture (plural portraitures)

  1. A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model.
    • Shakespeare
      For, by the image of my cause, I see / The portraiture of his.
  2. The art of painting or photographing portraits.
  3. A portrait (or portraits considered as a group).

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

portraiture f (plural portraitures)

  1. (obsolete) portrait

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

portraiture

  1. first-person singular present indicative of portraiturer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of portraiturer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of portraiturer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of portraiturer
  5. second-person singular imperative of portraiturer

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