Definition of persona noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈsəʊnə//
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈsoʊnə//
(pl. personae
BrE BrE//pəˈsəʊniː//
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈsoʊniː//
; BrE BrE//pəˈsəʊnaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈsoʊnaɪ//
, personas)
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the aspects of a person’s character that they show to other people, especially when their real character is different His public persona is quite different from the family man described in the book. It is the work that is important, not the persona of the artist. see also dramatis personae Word Originearly 20th cent.: Latin, literally ‘mask, character played by an actor’.
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