What does portrayal mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word portrayal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. portrayal, portraiture, portrait(noun)

    a word picture of a person's appearance and character

  2. portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation(noun)

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

  3. depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayal(noun)

    a representation by picture or portraiture

  4. portrait, portrayal(noun)

    any likeness of a person, in any medium

    "the photographer made excellent portraits"

  5. depiction, delineation, portrayal(noun)

    representation by drawing or painting etc

Wiktionary

  1. portrayal(Noun)

    The act of portraying.

  2. portrayal(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portrayal(noun)

    the act or process of portraying; description; delineation

How to pronounce portrayal?

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How to say portrayal in sign language?

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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. Simon Darwen:

    The role is written how Hemingway would have liked to have been seen. The womanizing and drinking, that's true, but the action, the military stuff it's a 'Boy's Own' portrayal, rawlings is a guy who is very jaded and very tired and his job is taking a toll on him. But there is love for Dorothy. He convinces himself he can't have her and his work, so he makes the choice. To be so awful to her so that she pushes him away.

  2. Lewis Lapham:

    Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence. The mounting of this illusion defines the purpose and accounts for the immense wealth of American sports. It is the ceremony of innocence that the fans pay to see -- not the game or the match or the bout, but the ritual portrayal of a world in which time stops and all hope remains plausible, in which everybody present can recover the blameless expectations of a child, where the forces of light always triumph over the powers of darkness.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    The way that Hillary Clinton’s been talked about in the media is so gendered and rabidly sexist in every single portrayal, whether it’s the attacks on her personal life or the adjectives that are used to describe her clothing, we have to do a full reexamination.

  4. 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.

  5. Ricardo Chavira:

    [I would ask if] I was doing the absolute best job in the portrayal of the earlier years ... because theres so much of what happens there in the struggle and the sacrifice that informs everything that happens to her down the road and, well, not just her, for the whole family.

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