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  1. the art of creating portraits.

    "Ingres is a master of portraiture"

    • graphic and detailed description, especially of a person.

      "it's part murder mystery and part portraiture through poetry"

    • FORMAL

      a portrait.

      plural noun: portraitures




noun: portrait; plural noun: portraits; modifier noun: portrait

  1. a painting, drawing, photography, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

    "a portrait of George III"

    • a representation or impression of someone or something in language or on film
      "the writer builds up a full and fascinating portrait of a community"

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