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portrait

noun [C]     /ˈpɔː.trət/ /-treɪt/ US  /ˈpɔːr.trɪt/
B2 a painting , photograph , drawing , etc. of a person or, less commonly , of a group of people : She's commissioned an artist to paint her portrait/ paint a portrait of her. a portrait gallery a portrait painter Pictures A film or book that is a portrait of something describes or represents that thing in a detailed way: Her latest novel paints a very vivid portrait of the aristocracy in the 1920s.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
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