HyperDic: characterization

English > 3 senses of the word characterization:
NOUNcommunicationcharacterization, word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterisationa graphic or vivid verbal description
communicationcharacterization, characterisationthe act of describing distinctive / distinctive characteristics / characteristics or essential features
actcharacterization, portrayal, enactment, personationacting the part of a character on stage
characterization > pronunciation
Soundskeh.rahkterihzey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > characterization: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA graphic or vivid verbal description.
Example "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
Synonymsword picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterisation
NarrowerepithetDescriptive word or phrase
portrayal, portraiture, portraitA word picture of a person's appearance and character
Broaderdescription, verbal descriptionA statement that represents something in words
Spanishcaracterización, delineación, descripción, descripción verbal, imagen, representación, retrato hablado, retrato
Catalancaracterització, descripció, imatge, representació
English > characterization: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe act of describing distinctive / distinctive characteristics / characteristics or essential features.
Example"the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"
Synonymcharacterisation
BroaderdescriptionThe act of describing something
Verbscharacterizedescribe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
English > characterization: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningActing the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech / speech and action and gesture.
Synonymsportrayal, enactment, personation
Narrowercharacter, role, theatrical role, part, personaAn actor's portrayal of someone in a play
impressionAn impressionistic portrayal of a person
Broaderacting, playing, playacting, performingThe performance of a part or role in a drama
Spanishactuación, interpretación, representación
Catalaninterpretació, representació

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