Sketch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sketʃ|  American pronunciation of the word sketch
Brit.  |sketʃ|  British pronunciation of the word sketch


- preliminary drawing for later elaboration (syn: study)
- a brief literary description (syn: vignette)
- short descriptive summary (of events) (syn: resume, survey)
- a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine (syn: cartoon)


- make a sketch of (syn: chalk out)
sketch the building
- describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of (syn: adumbrate, outline)
sketch the outline of the book

Extra examples

He made a sketch of his house.

He wrote up a sketch of the plot.

There is a biographical sketch of the author on the book's back cover.

He sketched the trees outside his window.

He likes to sit outside and sketch.

She sketched the plan for us.

I had a basic sketch of a plan.

I always sketch with pen and paper.

The new buildings have only been sketched out so far.

He sketched the story briefly, telling the facts just as they had happened.

She sketched a shrug.

She sketched a smile.

Cantor drew a rough sketch of his apartment on a napkin.

Her TV programme is made up of a series of comic sketches.

Holford sketched a 10-year programme for rebuilding the city.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: sketch
he/she/it: sketches
present participle: sketching
past tense: sketched
past participle: sketched
singular: sketch
plural: sketches
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