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

Definition of sketchbook

: a book of or for sketches

Examples of sketchbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Andrés Rojo cracked open his sketchbook just before noon at his longtime creative home in technicolor Balmy Alley. Lauren Hepler, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Apr. 2022 Pencil drawings of old men with gray beards dominate her sketchbook. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Having a relationship with my sketchbook is important. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Bring a sketchbook and draw pictures along the way, or photograph interesting plants. Blair Braverman, Outside Online, 8 June 2021 These sketchbook transmissions understand their own power as work-in-progress. Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2022 The museum—a brutalist cathedral full of byzantine corridors, majestic rooms, banks of buzzing cathode-ray-tube televisions, and carpets of fluttering sketchbook pages—is a marvel of twilight interactivity. Simon Parkin, The New Yorker, 12 Dec. 2021 Pick up a journal or a sketchbook and get your imagination and intuition pumping. Elizabeth Gulino,, 28 Dec. 2021 The students received colored copies of her sketchbook and decorative paper for designing the cover. Alex Kushel,, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sketchbook

1820, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2022

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“Sketchbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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