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portray +‎ -al.



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.


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