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sketch


sketch  (skch)
n.
1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
3.
a. A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
b. Music A brief composition, especially for the piano.
c. A short, often satirical scene or play in a revue or variety show; a skit.
4. Informal An amusing person.
v. sketched, sketch·ing, sketch·es
v.tr.
To make a sketch of; outline.
v.intr.
To make a sketch.

[Dutch schets, from Italian schizzo, from schizzare, to splash, of imitative origin.]

sketcher n.


sketch  /skt/  n. -es 1 a drawing done quickly and without many details: The artist drew a sketch of the womans face in two minutes. 2 a short piece of writing that gives the main ideas, (syn.) an outline: The editor read a sketch of my book idea and asked to see a complete chapter.
v. [I;T] -es 1 to draw quickly, without details: I sketched a picture of our new house. 2 to write the main ideas, (syn.) to outline: to sketch out an idea on paper sketch

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