portraiture

[ pawr-tri-cher, pohr- ]
/ ˈpɔr trɪ tʃər, ˈpoʊr- /

noun

the art or an instance of making portraits.
a pictorial representation; portrait.
a verbal picture.

QUIZZES

Fend Off Sciolism With This Word Of The Day Quiz
Are you the Cinderella of this week’s quiz? Test your memory on the words and definitions from March 23–29.
Question 1 of 7
schlep

Origin of portraiture

1325–75; Middle English < Middle French; see portrait, -ure
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for portraiture

British Dictionary definitions for portraiture

portraiture
/ (ˈpɔːtrɪtʃə) /

noun

the practice or art of making portraits
  1. another term for portrait (def. 1)
  2. portraits collectively
a verbal description
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012