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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
sketch (noun)
1.
a) a rough drawing representing the chief features of an object or scene and often made as a preliminary study
b) a tentative draft (as for a literary work)
2.
a brief description (as of a person) or outline
3.
a) a short literary composition somewhat resembling the short story and the essay but intentionally slight in treatment, discursive in style, and familiar in tone
b) a short instrumental composition usually for piano
c) a slight theatrical piece having a single scene , especially a comic variety act
sketch (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to make a sketch, rough draft, or outline of to draw or paint a sketch
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
sketch (noun)
1.
a picture using lines to represent the chief features of an object or scene
SYNONIMS:
cartoon, delineation, sketch
RELATED WORDS:
contour, figure, outline, silhouette; caricature, doodle, illustration; depiction, image, likeness, portrait, representation; engraving, etch, etching; aquatint, charcoal, line drawing, pastel, watercolor; blueprint
sketch (noun)
2.
a vivid representation in words of someone or something
SYNONIMS:
definition, delineation, depiction, picture, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, rendering, sketch, vignette
RELATED WORDS:
account, anecdote, chronicle, narrative, report, story, tale, yarn; demonstration, exemplification, illustration; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition
sketch (verb)
1.
to draw or make apparent the outline of
SYNONIMS:
define, delineate, silhouette, sketch, trace
RELATED WORDS:
line; bound, fringe, margin, skirt; edge, hem, rim, trim; frame; circle, compass, encircle, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround; chart, diagram, draw, map (out)
sketch (verb)
2.
to give a representation or account of in words
SYNONIMS:
delineate, depict, draw, image, limn, paint, picture, portray, render, set out, sketch
RELATED WORDS:
characterize, define, label, qualify, represent; demonstrate, illustrate; narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, tell; display, exhibit, show; hint, suggest; draft, outline, silhouette, trace, vignette; summarize, sum up, touch off; redescribe, reimage
NEAR ANTONYMS:
color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp
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