Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: portray
IPA transcription: [pɔɹtɹ'eɪ]
Pronunciations of portray
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: portray
    Meaning: portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
  • Synonyms: portray, depict, limn
    Meaning: make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
  • Synonyms: impersonate, portray
    Meaning: assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
Usage examples
  • "I am going to Portray on Monday."
  • On their journey back to Portray, the ladies were almost too tired for talking; and Sir Griffin was sulky.
  • The duchess begged Don Quixote, as he seemed to have a retentive memory, to describe and portray to her the beauty and features of the lady Dulcinea del Toboso, for, judging by what fame trumpeted abroad of her beauty, she felt sure she must be the fairest creature in the world, nay, in all La Mancha.
  • Then I thought that it might be a bold attempt to portray the possible results of practical immortality, informing the substance of a mortal who yet drew her strength from Earth, and in whose human bosom passions yet rose and fell and beat as in the undying world around her the winds and the tides rise and fall and beat unceasingly.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Zelda Fitzgerald, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Sex and sexuality in speculative fiction, License CC BY-SA 4.0