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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: portraire; PORTRAY

portrait

1 noun
     
portrait
Related topics: Painting and Drawing
por‧trait1 [countable]
1AVP a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person:
a family portrait
portrait of
the artist's portrait of his mother
She's been commissioned to paint Jackson's portrait.
2 a description or representation of something
portrait of
a portrait of working life in America

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