[pawr-tri-cher, pohr-]
the art or an instance of making portraits.
a pictorial representation; portrait.
a verbal picture.

1325–75; Middle English < Middle French; see portrait, -ure

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portraiture (ˈpɔːtrɪtʃə)
1.  the practice or art of making portraits
2.  a.  another term for portrait
 b.  portraits collectively
3.  a verbal description

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Example sentences
The intimacy of those photos stands out from the vast sea of portraiture.
He thinks one big potential market will be three-dimensional portraiture, so
  people can create busts for immortality.
After working in advertising, he turned his skills to portraiture with an
  emphasis on natural history subjects.
It is a series of mini-exhibitions, each on portraiture from a different region.
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