sketch·book | \ˈskech-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of sketchbook 

: a book of or for sketches

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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 The messaging around the Go reinforces Microsoft’s overall push to showcase Surface devices as ones that go from work to play and back again — to act as laptop, sketchbook and textbook reader in one. Hayley Tsukayama,, "Microsoft Shrinks The Surface To A Purse-Friendly Size," 11 July 2018 The survey includes clips from various newspapers, including The New York Times, for which Ms. Coe did opinion page illustrations in the past, and selections from her recent sketchbooks. New York Times, "The Art of Staying Cool: 10 Can’t-Miss Summer Shows in New York," 4 July 2018 Céline sunglasses, Byredo travel perfume and case, Joelle Ciocco intensive eye care, Altoids peppermint mints, Rodin lip balm, travel size Marvis toothpaste, Mason Pearson brush, Muji sketchbook and pen, and Matt’s Munchies mango snacks. Tara Lamont-djite, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rosetta Getty's Travel-Focused Collection is All You Need to Pack," 29 June 2018 So dust off your sketchbook, pick up some effervescent tablets and get busy building. Scientific American, "The Build-Your-Own Alka-Rocket Contest," 22 June 2018

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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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