- (RP) IPA: /ˈpɔːtɹɪt/, (rare) IPA: /ˈpɔːtɹeɪt/
- (America) IPA: /ˈpɔɹtɹət/, (rare) IPA: /ˈpɔɹtɹeɪt/
- (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ˈpoʊɹtɹət/, (rare) IPA: /ˈpoʊɹtɹeɪt/
- (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ˈpoətɹɪt/, (rare) IPA: /ˈpoətɹeɪt/
- (countable) A painting or other picture of a person, especially the head and shoulders.
- In portraits, the grace, and, we may add, the likeness, consists more in the general air than in the exact similitude of every feature.
- (countable, figuratively) An accurate depiction of a person, a mood, etc.
- The author painted a good portrait of urban life in New York in his latest book.
- (computing, printing) A print orientation where the vertical sides are longer than the horizontal sides.
- French: portrait
- German: Portrait, Porträt
- Italian: ritratto
- Portuguese: retrato
- Russian: портре́т
- Spanish: retrato
portrait (portraits, present participle portraiting; past and past participle portraited)Adjective
portrait (not comparable)
- Representing the actual features of an individual; not ideal.
- a portrait bust; a portrait statue