thumbnail sketch

Definition of thumbnail sketch

  1. :  a short description a thumbnail sketch of a movie plot

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the nail of the thumb

    :  a miniature computer graphic sometimes hyperlinked to a full-size version

  1. :  concise, brief

  1. :  a rough drawing representing the chief features of an object or scene and often made as a preliminary study

    :  a tentative draft (as for a literary work)

    :  a brief description (as of a person) or outline

  1. :  to make a sketch, rough draft, or outline of

    :  to draw or paint a sketch

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up thumbnail sketch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).