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sketch

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noun \ˈskech\

Simple Definition of sketch

  • : a quick, rough drawing that shows the main features of an object or scene

  • : a short description of something

  • : a short, funny performance

Full Definition of sketch

  1. 1a :  a rough drawing representing the chief features of an object or scene and often made as a preliminary studyb :  a tentative draft (as for a literary work)

  2. 2 :  a brief description (as of a person) or outline

  3. 3a :  a short literary composition somewhat resembling the short story and the essay but intentionally slight in treatment, discursive in style, and familiar in toneb :  a short instrumental composition usually for pianoc :  a slight theatrical piece having a single scene; especially :  a comic variety act

Examples of sketch

  1. He made a sketch of his house.

  2. He wrote up a sketch of the plot.

  3. There is a biographical sketch of the author on the book's back cover.



Origin of sketch

Dutch schets, from Italian schizzo, literally, splash, from schizzare to splash, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1668

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sketch

verb

Simple Definition of sketch

  • : to make a quick, rough drawing of (something)

  • : to describe (something) briefly

Full Definition of sketch

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to make a sketch, rough draft, or outline of

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to draw or paint a sketch

    sketch·er noun

    Examples of sketch

    1. He sketched the trees outside his window.

    2. He likes to sit outside and sketch.

    3. She sketched the plan for us.



    1694

    First Known Use of sketch

    1694

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