sketch in

phrasal verb

sketched in; sketching in; sketches in
: to add (something, such as details) to a drawing, description, etc.
She looked over her picture and then sketched a few more clouds in.
The author decided to sketch in some minor characters.

Examples of sketch in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While researchers suspect a child climbed onto scaffolding to draw this gladiator scene, sketches in a different room were probably drawn at the young artist’s eye level, per the statement. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 May 2024 During the sketch in Saturday’s episode hosted by Ryan Gosling, Gardner portrayed a NewsNation host who must confront two town-hall attendees distracting everyone for looking like Beavis (Gosling) and Butt-Head (Mikey Day). Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Apr. 2024 Murphy offered her the sketch, which Rosenberg keeps among her own sketches in her New York apartment. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 13 Apr. 2024 Still, exhibiting unseen sketches in front of an audience with celebrities providing live commentary — rather than, say, throwing them up on YouTube — is pretty genius. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 3 Apr. 2024 The first part makes introductions and sketches in Paul’s back story as the beloved only son of a duke, Leto (Oscar Isaac), and his concubine, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 Morton’s privileged but stifling youth in a wealthy, light-skinned New Orleans family is sketched in a series of numbers that efficiently establish the expectations of the Creole class and his rebellions against it. Jesse Green, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2024 There would be more sketches in Edebiri and Sennott's future. Nick Romano,, 25 Aug. 2023 The Medical Examiner’s Office is still trying to learn the identity of a woman found dead along Forester Creek in Santee on Jan. 22, and on Friday released a sketch in hopes someone will recognize her. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024

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“Sketch in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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