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 An ocarina, a musical instrument; a 100-piece art kit with water colors, pastels and colored pencils; and a sketchbook, in addition to snacks, were included in the boxes. Lisa Salinas, Dallas News, "Picturing the possible: Nonprofit Art House Dallas distributes supply kits to kids," 1 Sep. 2020 Buma opens a sketchbook to a drawing of our destination. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "The tree at the bottom of the world—and the wind-blasted trek to find it," 7 July 2020 Another sits at a table, making art in a sketchbook. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, "Former Hoosier Micah Johnson finds voice as an artist," 25 June 2020 Her husband, Victor Hamilton, has rediscovered an activity from his childhood that helps fill the hours: coloring in sketchbooks. New York Times, "How Coronavirus-Weary Americans Are Seeking Joy," 21 Mar. 2020 Some are unfinished or pulled from de Hory’s sketchbook. Max Horberry, New York Times, "The Artist Beneath the Art Forger," 21 Feb. 2020 So come armed with ways to occupy your free time (or stimulate your creativity) like reader Nanci Mansfield, who found that her sketchbook and pen broke the ice with a stranger in India. National Geographic, "On her own: solo women travelers share top tips," 21 Jan. 2020 But aside from those, there’s nothing artistic about the sketchbooks. Washington Post, "This 93-year-old artist has been taking on racism and sexism for decades — and is finally getting her due," 25 Sep. 2019 Created by artist Don Moyer, these designs started out as drawings in his sketchbook and feature a mixture of French toile and chinoiserie motifs. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "This Toile Pattern Features Aliens, Robots, and More," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sketchbook

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Sketchbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sketchbook

: a book filled with paper that is used for drawing

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