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sketch

sketch

 
 
pronunciation:
skech
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a drawing or painting that was done in a hurry or without detail. Sketches are sometimes done to prepare for later work.
The artist made a sketch of the same bull several times to prepare for his greatest painting.
synonyms:
draft, drawing
definition 2: a quick or rough design, outline, or draft for a written work.
The writer put together a rough sketch of how she wanted the novel to go.
synonyms:
draft
definition 3: a brief story or other composition performed as part of a series in a theater.
My favorite sketch was the one about the clown.
synonyms:
act, skit
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sketched, sketches, sketching
definition 1: to make a preliminary drawing, draft, or outline of.
This author always sketches the plot before she begins to write a book.
synonyms:
design, draft, outline
definition 2: to make a sketch or sketches.
The artist sketched all day at the dog show.
derivation: sketcher (n.)
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