portrayal

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

portray +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

portrayal (plural portrayals)

  1. The act of portraying.
  2. The result of portraying; a representation, description, or portrait.
    • 1866, Charlotte Yonge, The Dove in the Eagle's Nest
      He had already designed the portrayal of his father as the old white king, and himself as the young white king, in a series of woodcuts illustrating the narrative which culminated in the one romance of his life, ...
    • 1909, Arnold Bennett, Literary Taste
      For days afterwards you will not be able to look upon a child without recalling Lamb's portrayal of the grace of childhood.

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.