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English

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Etymology

From Middle French portraict, pourtraict, noun use of the past participle of portraire ‘portray’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
portrait

Plural
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  1. A painting or other picture of a person, especially the head and shoulders.
  2. (figuratively) An accurate depiction of a mood.
    The author painted a good portrait of urban life in New York in his latest book.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

portrait (uncountable)

  1. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1): a print mode or selection specifying the rectangle to be printed on having the vertical sides longer than the horizontal sides.

Antonyms


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pɔʁ.tʁɛʁ/

Noun

portrait m. (plural portraits)

  1. portrait

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