portrayal

[pawr-trey-uhl, pohr-]
noun
1.
the act of portraying.
2.
a portrait.

Origin:
1840–50; portray + -al2

misportrayal, noun
nonportrayal, noun
preportrayal, noun
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portray (pɔːˈtreɪ)
 
vb
1.  to represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, etc; make a portrait of
2.  to make a verbal picture of; depict in words
3.  to play the part of (a character) in a play or film
 
[C14: from Old French portraire to depict, from Latin prōtrahere to drag forth, bring to light, from pro-1 + trahere to drag]
 
por'trayable
 
adj
 
por'trayal
 
n
 
por'trayer
 
n

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Example sentences
It is possible in real life neither fully tragic nor fully comic is a more
  realistic portrayal.
The portrayal of the mountain changes in every print.
See each student's historic portrayal in this photo gallery.
Thank you for presenting a portrayal of this northwest family business.
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