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Noun
A drawing or painting, typically freehand and rough or unfinished
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“As the reading went on, a guy sitting down in front of me drew an impressionistic sketch into a handmade blank book.”
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A rough or unfinished version of a work
“As a result, a well-trained artist does not need a life model or a preparatory sketch to represent a particular subject.”
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A brief written or spoken account or description, giving only basic details
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“Contained within is a brief sketch of the life and public services of William W. Crapo.”
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An outline or summarization of something
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“I shall have to restrict myself to a short sketch of what happened in the international field.”
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A short play or performance, typically humorous in nature
“While the interaction between Gordon and the hypnotist might make a good short comedy sketch, it's not funny enough in itself to sustain a whole half-hour show.”
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An interesting or amusing story, typically fictional or exaggerated
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(drawn or written) A piece that has humorous connotations
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The object or goal of something
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A person who is or thinks themselves to be amusing or entertaining
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A dramatic work for the stage or to be broadcast
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A document, usually a book, that explains the basic facts about a particular subject
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To make a rough drawing of
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“When not teaching, Crowe began to sketch the scenery around her new home and paint landscapes of the surrounding vistas.”
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To give an account or depiction of something
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“The young cleric, after some exchange of courtesies, commenced to sketch the events of which the Russian priest had desired a narrative.”
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To give a brief or general outline or summary of something
“This section seeks to sketch a rough outline of the interests and objectives of the two countries in developing and maintaining bilateral ties.”
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To draw or scribble (something), especially aimlessly
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To put in a concise form
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To give an account of
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Cut or shortened, especially of a literary work
“As the reading went on, a guy sitting down in front of me drew an impressionistic sketch into a handmade blank book.”
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