Definition of photograph in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtəɡrɑːf/


A picture made using a camera, in which an image is focused on to light-sensitive material and then made visible and permanent by chemical treatment, or stored digitally: a photograph of her father
More example sentences
  • Mo came round today with her digital camera and took a photograph of what will probably be my image on the publicity.
  • In police custody, his solicitors came with a digital camera and took nineteen photographs of his injuries.
  • The wide space provided as border for each picture puts the focus on the photograph.
picture, photo, shot, snap, snapshot, likeness, image, portrait, study, print, slide, transparency, negative, positive, plate, film, bromide, frame, exposure, still, proof, enlargement;
British  enprint


[with object]
1Take a photograph of: she has photographed all of the major ballet companies worldwide [no object]: he was commissioned to photograph in the Crimea during the war
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  • The first was a commission to photograph the life cycle of plankton.
  • He got a commission to photograph a house in Ireland, fell in love with the country, and they all moved there.
  • An often repeated story is that Stanford commissioned Muybridge to photograph his horse so it would settle a bet.
take someone's picture/photo, take/get a picture of, take/get a snapshot/snap of, take, snap, shoot, take/get a shot of, take a likeness of, record, film, capture/record on film/celluloid
1.1 [no object, with adverbial] Appear in a particular way when in a photograph: that cityscape photographs well
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  • She had an ear-to-ear gamine grin and a good figure, and photographed well.
  • "You’ll see that I photograph poorly," she says.



Example sentences
  • But, occasionally I run into pictures of brides so flawless, weddings so stunning, and details so carefully attended to that I start freaking out again, knowing I could never do anything but fall short of this photographable perfection.
  • In the illustrated magazines the world has become a photographable present, and the photographed present has become entirely eternalized.
  • I couldn't really get a firm handle on my ‘worth,’ but the gown was stunning, and undeniably photographable.

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