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portrayal

[ pawr-trey-uhl, pohr- ]
/ pɔrˈtreɪ əl, poʊr- /
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noun

the act of portraying.
a portrait.

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Origin of portrayal

First recorded in 1840–50; portray + -al2

OTHER WORDS FROM portrayal

mis·por·tray·al, nounnon·por·tray·al, nounpre·por·tray·al, noun
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