characterisation

Definitions of characterisation
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n the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features

Synonyms:
characterization
Type of:
description
the act of describing something

n a graphic or vivid verbal description

Synonyms:
characterization, delineation, depiction, picture, word picture, word-painting
Types:
epithet
descriptive word or phrase
portrait, portraiture, portrayal
a word picture of a person's appearance and character
Type of:
description, verbal description
a statement that represents something in words

n acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

Synonyms:
characterization, enactment, personation, portrayal
Types:
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impression
an impressionistic portrayal of a person
character, part, persona, role, theatrical role
an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
bit part, minor role
a small role
heavy
a serious (or tragic) role in a play
hero
the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
ingenue
the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
name part, title role
the role of the character after whom the play is named
heroine
the main good female character in a work of fiction
baddie, villain
the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
cameo
a brief appearance by a well-known actor in a movie or play
Type of:
acting, performing, playacting, playing
the performance of a part or role in a drama

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