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portrait

noun
 
 
/ˈpɔːtrɪt/
B2 [C] a painting, drawing, or photograph of someone: a portrait of the princess a portrait gallery/painterPictures
a portrait of sb/sth a film or book that describes someone or something in detail: His latest film is a portrait of life in the 1920s. →  See also self-portrait Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
Translations of “portrait”
in Korean 초상화…
in Arabic بورتِريه…
in French portrait…
in Turkish portre…
in Italian ritratto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肖像,畫像, 人像照片, 電影或書中的描寫,描述…
in Russian портрет…
in Polish portret…
in Spanish retrato…
in Portuguese retrato…
in German das Portrait…
in Catalan retrat…
in Japanese 肖像画, ポートレート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肖像,画像, 人像照片, 电影或书中的描写,描述…
(Definition of portrait from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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