portrayals1) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu poss N of n An actor's portrayal of a character in a play or film is the way that he or she plays the character.
Mr Ying is well-known for his portrayal of a prison guard in the film `The Last Emperor'.2) N-COUNT: usu N of n An artist's portrayal of something is a drawing, painting, or photograph of it.
`Scene with a Winding River' (1827) is a near-monochrome portrayal of a wood infused with silvery light.
...a moving portrayal of St John the Evangelist by Simone Martini.Syn:depiction, representation3) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n The portrayal of something in a book or film is the act of describing it or showing it.
This is a sensitive and often funny portrayal of a friendship between two 11-year-old boys.
...Leigh's portrayal of English society.Syn:4) N-COUNT: usu N of n The portrayal of something in a book, film, or programme is the way that it is made to appear.
The media persists in its portrayal of us as muggers, dope sellers and gangsters...
I get criticized for the portrayal of women in that movie.Syn:
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portrayal — UK [pɔː(r)ˈtreɪəl] / US [pɔrˈtreɪəl] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms portrayal : singular portrayal plural portrayals the way that something or someone is portrayed … English dictionary