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. Washington Post:

    Just as Native American activists have demanded the removal ofChristopher Columbus statuesand pushed to transform the Columbus holiday into an acknowledgment of hisbrutality toward Indigenous people, Native American activists have long objected to the popular portrayal of Thanksgiving.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    I think Edward Snowden has been terribly destructive, he has been less than forthcoming. It was a very slanted portrayal about what the NSA does, and he knows it.

  3. Ron Kim:

    The collective portrayal of the immigrant experience is what's compelling, not just one individual story.

  4. Jonathan Kasdan:

    There's a fluidity to Donald Glover 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 Glover appeals to and that droids are a part of.

  5. 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.

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