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portrayal

[pawr-trey-uh l, pohr-] /pɔrˈtreɪ əl, poʊr-/
noun
1.
the act of portraying.
2.
a portrait.
Origin of portrayal
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; portray + -al2
Related forms
misportrayal, noun
nonportrayal, noun
preportrayal, noun
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n.

1834, from portray + -al (2). The idea formerly was expressed by portray (n.), 1610s.

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