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Definitions for portraiture
ˈpɔr trɪ tʃər, ˈpoʊr-por·trai·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portrayal, portraiture, portraitnoun

    a word picture of a person's appearance and character

  2. portraiturenoun

    the activity of making portraits


  1. portraiturenoun

    the art of painting or photographing portraits

  2. portraiturenoun

    a portrait (or portraits considered as a group)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portraiturenoun

    a portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model

    Etymology: [F. portraiture.]

  2. Portraiturenoun

    pictures, collectively; painting

    Etymology: [F. portraiture.]

  3. Portraiturenoun

    the art or practice of making portraits

    Etymology: [F. portraiture.]

  4. Portraitureverb

    to represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray

    Etymology: [F. portraiture.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portraiture in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portraiture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of portraiture in a Sentence

  1. Avery Broderick:

    Well be able to map space-times by looking at black hole cinema, not portraiture.

  2. Alexis Rodrguez-Duarte:

    They have a wonderful collaborative relationship that creates beautiful photographs, they work at the intersection of fashion and portraiture and conjure a special mix of artifice…Through this collection people will see the range of contributions Cuban-Americans have made to this society.

  3. Curator Xavier Bray:

    His innovative and unconventional approach took the art of portraiture to new heights through his ability to reveal the inner life of his sitters, even in his grandest and most memorable formal portraits.

  4. Todd Brandow:

    He really was one of the greats, he was the founding figure of modernism in photography and the modern woman in fashion photography, as well as modern portraiture.

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