Definition of depiction in English:



mass noun
  • The action of depicting something, especially in a work of art.

    ‘the painting's horrific depiction of war’
    count noun ‘Michelangelo's depictions of the male nude’
    • ‘But uniformity is lacking even between animal depictions within the same painting group.’
    • ‘Artschwager has also continued to produce paintings, typically monochromatic depictions of buildings.’
    • ‘The prime concern of landscape painting is the depiction of natural scenery.’
    • ‘There is, of course, more to these depictions of New York streets than a simple realism of setting.’
    • ‘If one went by media depictions, he lamented, one would think his neighbourhood is a crime-ridden slum.’
    picture, painting, portrait, drawing, sketch, artist's impression, study, illustration, portrayal, representation, image, likeness
    portrayal, representation, presentation, description, delineation, characterization
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