Definition of 'portrait'

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Example sentences containing 'portrait'

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I just painted all those portraits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I paint portraits and I know my face better than other people. The Sun (2016)Not so much a portrait picture as a landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And what is a portrait of a woman? George Eliot Middlemarch (1872)He tried his hand at landscape painting and portraits as well. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The other is a photograph of her portrait. Louise Carpenter AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)What is the point of painting a portrait? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Portrait sculpture is likely as old and universal as sculpture itself. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She said she could not trust portrait painters and wished to see him in person. Jane Dunn ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)The portrait had been painted the year before she died. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)It is the earliest known portrait sculpture in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His tender and often shocking book is full of telling portraits of characters from all walks of life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's a touching and sometimes funny portrait of rural life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are all sorts of other images - from news pictures to informal portraits and controversial artworks. The Sun (2012)What could be more flattering to a middle-aged woman than a portrait? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Portrait paintings from a time of massive social upheaval in Scotland. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But because a photograph is a portrait of a single moment, they looked sinister. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For obvious reasons programmes about photography are not always successful on the radio but here we get a vivid portrait of a vanished age. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A stirring and shaming portrait of a life fought on the ropes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A gallery full of exquisite portrait drawings of rococo ladies showing off their heads from all the best angles is scarily enticing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Dark, sardonic and often very funny portrait of today's young. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The official portraits were taken in the throne room of Buckingham Palace. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When the official departure portrait was taken, and filed for posterity, the players turned and boarded the plane. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another side of the artist in portrait drawings of family, friends and models from early in the artist's career. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Art lovers will be eager to see how the Gothic Revival portrait gallery has been restored and transformed to show off more of its collection. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He constantly measured himself against his predecessors as his choice of classical subject matter - nudes and character portraits and still life compositions - makes plain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'portrait'

British English: portrait /ˈpɔːtrɪt; -treɪt/ NOUN
A portrait is a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person.
...a portrait of my mother.
  • American English: portrait
  • Arabic: صُورَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: retrato
  • Chinese: 肖像
  • Croatian: portret
  • Czech: portrét
  • Danish: portræt
  • Dutch: portret
  • European Spanish: retrato
  • Finnish: muotokuva
  • French: portrait
  • German: Porträt
  • Greek: πορτραίτο
  • Italian: ritratto
  • Japanese: 肖像画
  • Korean: 초상화
  • Norwegian: portrett
  • Polish: portret
  • European Portuguese: retrato
  • Romanian: portret
  • Russian: портрет
  • Spanish: retrato
  • Swedish: porträtt
  • Thai: รูปวาดของคน
  • Turkish: portre
  • Ukrainian: портрет
  • Vietnamese: chân dung


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