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sketch

sketch

 
pronunciation:
skech
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a preliminary drawing or painting, usu. done quickly or without detail, often as a study for a later work.
The artist was unhappy with her first sketch for the portrait.He made several sketches of the waterfall, each from a different angle.
synonyms:
draft, drawing, rough
similar words:
outline, trace
definition 2: a brief or rough design, outline, or draft, as of a written work.
She's written a sketch for her next novel.
synonyms:
draft, outline, rough, scenario
definition 3: a brief story or other composition performed as part of a series in a theatrical revue, comedy routine, or television program.
That sketch about the dog and the neighbor was hilarious.
synonyms:
act, routine, skit
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sketched, sketches, sketching
definition 1: to make a preliminary drawing, draft, or outline of.
The author always sketches the plot before she begins to write a new book.She quickly sketched his face.
synonyms:
block out, design, draft, outline, rough out, trace
definition 2: to present in a brief and general form.
He sketched his idea at the meeting.
synonyms:
abstract, outline, summarize, synopsize
similar words:
brief, capsulize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a sketch or sketches.
She set up her easel on the hill and sketched.
synonyms:
draw, paint
derivation: sketcher (n.)
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  art, theater