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characterization   (Sound)

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〔 ˏkærIktәrәˋzeʃәn,-aIˋz- 〕


〔 ˏkæriktәraiˊzeiʃәn 〕

Overview of noun characterization

The noun characterization has 3 senses

  • word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation -- (a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters")

  • characterization, characterisation -- (the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features; "the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd")

  • portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation -- (acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture)