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Meaning of portrait

por•trait

Pronunciation: (pôr'trit, -trāt, pōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a likeness of a person, esp. of the face, as a painting, drawing, or photograph: a gallery of family portraits.
  2. a verbal picture or description, usually of a person: a biography that provides a fascinating portrait of an 18th-century rogue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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