Illustration and Portrayal


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Illustration noun – Something that visually explains or decorates a text.
Usage example: this book on birds has gorgeous illustrations

Portrayal is a synonym for illustration in picture topic. In some cases you can use "Portrayal" instead a noun "Illustration", when it comes to topics like work of art, fine arts.
Nearby Words: illustrate, illustrious, illustrated, illustrative, illustrating
Synonyms for Illustration


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Portrayal noun – A vivid representation in words of someone or something.
Usage example: his novel presents a moving portrayal of a woman searching for personal fulfillment and happiness

Illustration is a synonym for portrayal in art topic. You can use "Illustration" instead a noun "Portrayal", if it concerns topics such as work of art, fine arts.
Nearby Words: portray, portrayed, portraying
Synonyms for Portrayal

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old old illustration old portrayal
good good illustration good portrayal
best best illustration best portrayal
detailed detailed illustration detailed portrayal
Other adjectives: particular, common, current, original, accurate, dark, excellent, interesting, deliberate, famous, later, classic, hilarious, graphic, comic, unrealistic, iconic.
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