Definition of “likeness” - English Dictionary


“likeness” in English

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likenessnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlaɪk.nəs/ us /ˈlaɪk.nəs/

the fact of being similar in appearance:

There's a definite family likeness around the eyes.
a good, remarkable, etc. likeness

a painting or other image of a person that looks very like them

(Definition of “likeness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“likeness” in American English

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likenessnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɑɪk·nəs/

a similarity:

Sandy bears a much stronger likeness to her mother than to her father.

A painting, photograph, or other representation described as a good likeness looks very similar to the person or thing it represents.

(Definition of “likeness” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)