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Noun: portrayal  por'trey-ul or pu(r)'trey-ul
  1. A word picture of a person's appearance and character
    - portraiture, portrait
  2. Acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
    - characterization, enactment, personation
  3. A representation by picture or portraiture
    - depicting, depiction, portraying
  4. Any likeness of a person, in any medium
    - portrait
  5. Representation by drawing or painting etc
    - depiction, delineation

Derived forms: portrayals

Type of: acting, characterisation [Brit], characterization, delineation, depiction, likeness, performing, pictorial representation, picture, picturing, playacting, playing, representational process, semblance, word picture, word-painting