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Definition 1: preliminary drawing for later elaboration - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where sketch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made several studies before starting to paint

Synonyms for sketch in the sense of this definition

(sketch is a kind of ...) a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

"drawings of abstract forms" "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"

(... is a kind of sketch ) a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something

"the design of a building"

(... is a kind of sketch ) a preliminary sketch of a design or picture

(... is a kind of sketch ) a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books)

Definition 2: short descriptive summary (of events) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for sketch in the sense of this definition

(sketch is a kind of ...) a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

"he gave a summary of the conclusions"

Definition 3: a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for sketch in the sense of this definition

(sketch is a kind of ...) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

(... is a kind of sketch ) a style of animation developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art and often adult themes

(... is a kind of sketch ) a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book

(... is part of sketch) a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Definition 4: a brief literary description - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for sketch in the sense of this definition

(sketch is a kind of ...) the act of describing something

Definition 5: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of - [verb of communication]

Samples where sketch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sketch the outline of the book
  • outline his ideas

Synonyms for sketch in the sense of this definition

(sketch is a kind of ...) give a description of

"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

(... is a kind of sketch ) indicate roughly

"We sketched out our plan"

Definition 6: make a sketch of - [verb of creation]

Samples where sketch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sketch the building

Synonyms for sketch in the sense of this definition

(sketch is a kind of ...) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

(sketch belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

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