What does portrayal mean?

Definitions for portrayal
pɔrˈtreɪ əl, poʊr-por·tray·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portrayal, portraiture, portraitnoun

    a word picture of a person's appearance and character

  2. portrayal, characterization, enactment, personationnoun

    acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

  3. depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayalnoun

    a representation by picture or portraiture

  4. portrait, portrayalnoun

    any likeness of a person, in any medium

    "the photographer made excellent portraits"

  5. depiction, delineation, portrayalnoun

    representation by drawing or painting etc

Wiktionary

  1. portrayalnoun

    The act of portraying.

  2. portrayalnoun

    The result of portraying; a representation, description, or portrait.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portrayalnoun

    the act or process of portraying; description; delineation

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portrayal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portrayal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of portrayal in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Kasdan:

    There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [portrayal of Lando’s] sexuality, i mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity ? sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of.

  2. John Marshall:

    So, if the cow is soft and nurturing that's how I will paint it and if the cow is sort of angry and startled then I'll try and treat that in the temperate. So, they portray a different thing and it's the thing that is keeping them unique, keeping a sense that each one is different and it's kind of more of an emotional portrayal than a photographic one.

  3. Victor Hugo:

    From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.

  4. Sarah Paulson:

    I mean [ Fletcher ] won an Academy Award doing it, so there's no where to go but down, i absolutely feel that pressure because I have an enormous reverence for Louis Fletcher and for Louise Fletcher portrayal in that movie and for the movie itself. This story stands on its own in Sixth Sense that we are starting many years prior to when we meet Nurse Ratched in the movie' Cuckoos Nest,' so I know that I'm not going to be trying to emulate what she did because this is prior to her doing what she did in the movie. I have a little bit of leeway there, but I'm certainly thinking about it.

  5. Justin Amash:

    Contrary to Barr's portrayal, Mueller's report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.

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