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Portraiture

Portraiture Meaning & Definition
Portraiture Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Portraiture?

[n] the activity of making portraits
[n] a word picture of a person's appearance and character

Synonyms | Synonyms for Portraiture: portrait | portrayal

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See Also | characterisation | characterization | delineation | delineation | depiction | depiction | picture | portrayal | word picture | word-painting

Portraiture In Webster's Dictionary

\Por"trai*ture\ (?; 135), n. [F. portraiture.] 1. A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model. For, by the image of my cause, I see The portraiture of his. --Shak. Divinity maketh the love of ourselves the pattern; the love of our neighbors but the portraiture. --Bacon. 2. Pictures, collectively; painting. [Obs.] --Chaucer. 3. The art or practice of making portraits. --Walpole.
\Por"trai*ture\, v. t. To represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray. [R.] --Shaftesbury.

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