sketch·​book | \ ˈskech-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce sketchbook (audio) \

Definition of sketchbook

: a book of or for sketches

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The real-world realization of that sketchbook dream was realized by building upon the platform shared by the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "2019 Chevy Blazer Test Drive: What Happened When GM Tried To Make the Crossover Cool," 4 Feb. 2019 One of the pics features the sonogram placed right next to a pair of driving gloves—because, remember, Arie loves cars!—and a sketchbook. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham Are Expecting Their First Child," 14 Nov. 2018 Selections from his huge cache of sketchbooks Hair by Julien d'Ys. Alexandra Marshall, Town & Country, "Is Julien d'Ys the Most Influential Hairstylist In Fashion?," 2 May 2016 The resulting film is a sixth-grade sketchbook mash of dino-murder, cartoonish villains, and plot holes big enough for an apatosaurus to fit through. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review: This nonsense has gone full Sharknado," 22 June 2018 The class teaches painting on the pages of a sketchbook to improve skills and develop the habit of painting regularly. Linda Mcintosh,, "Vista Boys & Girls Club gala raises $85K news," 11 July 2018 After flipping through Girard’s sketchbook, Cooper and Quinn jumped on the opportunity to showcase his work. Lilly Milman, Billboard, "Mt. Joy's Matt Quinn on 'Surreal' Success, Dropping Out of Law School and Writing No. 1 Hit 'Silver Lining'," 28 June 2018 Veteran surf journalist Steve Hawk has described the wave itself as the actualization of every surfer’s sketchbook fantasies. Alex Wilson, Outside Online, "Kelly Slater's Wave Pool Is the Future. And It's Bleak.," 7 May 2018 While unusual not to bring a sketchbook, the admissions officers were impressed by Williams' designs. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Windsor Trio Sets Sights On Higher Ed, High Fashion," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of sketchbook

1820, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sketchbook

: a book filled with paper that is used for drawing

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