word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation(noun)
a graphic or vivid verbal description
"too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
"the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"
portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation(noun)
acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
The act or process of characterizing.
Origin: From χαρακτηρίζω, from χαρακτήρ, from χαράσσω (engrave)
the act or process of characterizing
Characterization or characterisation is the art of creating characters for a narrative, including the process of conveying information about them. It is a literary element and may be employed in dramatic works of art or everyday conversation. Characters may be presented by means of description, through their actions, speech, or thoughts.
The numerical value of Characterization in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Characterization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Emma Stone was chief among those who did tireless research, if any part of her fine characterization has caused consternation and controversy, I am the one to blame.
A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization.
We are disappointed and concerned by statements that reduce individuals to stereotypes on the basis of a broad category such as sex, race, or ethnicity, Brown wrote in a blast e-mail to the Boston University community. I believe Dr. Grundy’s remarks fit this characterization.
Director Comey testified that Director Comey choice was to ‘ conceal or speak ’ about the Hillary Clinton investigation in the latter two weeks of the campaign, this highly-loaded description meant to justify the decision Director Comey made in the waning days of the presidential campaign is a poor characterization of the choice Director Comey faced. Schiff said the.
Unlike President Obama's characterization of those who have raised serious questions about the agreement, or who have opposed it, I did not vote for the war in Iraq, I opposed it, unlike the Vice President and the Secretary of State, who both supported it, i know that, in many respects, it would be far easier to support this deal, as it would have been to vote for the war in Iraq at the time. But I didn't choose the easier path then, and I'm not going to now.
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