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Definition of portrayal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[countable, uncountable]
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the act of showing or describing someone or something in a picture, play, book, etc.; a particular way in which this is done The article examines the portrayal of older women in the media. He is best known for his chilling portrayal of Hannibal Lecter.
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