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portrait

por·trait

portrait

 
pronunciation:
por triht [or] por treIt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a painting, drawing, photograph, or sculpture of a person, esp. a person's face.
A portrait of Abraham Lincoln hangs on the wall.
 
similar words:
bust, caricature, close-up, effigy, image, likeness, mask, miniature, picture, profile, silhouette
definition 2: a verbal description of something, esp. a person.
The author paints a grim portrait of life in the penal colony.
synonyms:
characterization, memoir, portrayal, vignette
similar words:
account, biography, description, history, image, impression, narrative, record
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  art, film, photography