Definition of "characterization" []

  • The act or an instance of characterizing. (noun)
  • A description of qualities or peculiarities: a list of places of interest, with brief characterizations of each. (noun)
  • Representation of a character or characters on the stage or in writing, especially by imitating or describing actions, gestures, or speeches. (noun)
  • Description of character, traits, etc (noun)

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  • The act of characterizing (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "characterization" in a sentence
  • "Lets start with the characters; the characterization is appalling to say the least, all the characters are one dimensional and the novel doesn't make you care or feel anything for any of them."
  • "I'm not sure if the setting or the characterization is the star of Adam Rapp's first graphic novel, Ball Pen Hammer."
  • "Perhaps there are slight similarities, but the characterization is a lot more well-rounded."