May 25, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
sketch /ˈskɛtʃ/ noun
sketch
/ˈskɛtʃ/
noun

plural sketches

Sketch of a boy’s face
Sketch of a boy’s face
Learner's definition of SKETCH

[count]

1 : a quick, rough drawing that shows the main features of an object or scene

  • He made/drew a sketch of his house.

2 : a short description of something

  • He wrote up a sketch of the plot.

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

  • She gave us a thumbnail sketch [=short description] of the movie's plot.

3 : a short, funny performance

  • a comedy sketch

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