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portrait

[ pawr-trit, -treyt, pohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF portrait

Synonyms for portrait

  • account
  • characterization
  • depiction
  • figure
  • image
  • likeness
  • model
  • painting
  • photograph
  • picture
  • portrayal
  • profile
  • silhouette
  • sketch
  • snapshot
  • vignette
  • portraiture
  • simulacrum
  • spitting image
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PORTRAIT

Then there would be jewels such as she had longed for, a portrait by Chartran, she thought.

The portrait responded not; so I sought an answer for myself.

His portrait hangs in one of the drawing-rooms of the Priory.

Some of the artists mentioned above were also portrait painters.

Where in his portrait gallery is the picture of a Drake, or even of a Raleigh?

Adriana is the portrait that Shakespeare wished to give us of his wife.

What a paradise this would be for the botanist in spring, or for the portrait painter!

He, too, looked up at the portrait of his father, and suddenly he wanted to cry.

He pointed to the companion picture to the portrait of Napoleon.

Felix, in gratitude, had this portrait of his master cast in bronze.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "a figure, drawn or painted," a back formation from portraiture or directly from Middle French portrait, from Old French portret (13c.), noun use of past participle of portraire "to paint, depict" (see portray). Especially of the head and face of a person.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PORTRAIT

canvas

nounpainting on coarse material
  • art
  • artwork
  • oil
  • picture
  • piece
  • portrait
  • still life
  • watercolor

delineation

noundrawing
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