(noun, verb)


1. preliminary drawing for later elaboration

Similar word(s): study

Definition categories: man–made, drawing

2. a brief literary description

Similar word(s): vignette

Definition categories: communication, description

3. short descriptive summary (of events)

Similar word(s): resume, survey

Definition categories: communication, summary

4. a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

Similar word(s): cartoon

Definition categories: communication, humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness


1. make a sketch of

- sketch the building

Definition categories: creation, draw

2. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

- sketch the outline of the book

Similar word(s): adumbrate, outline

Definition categories: communication, depict, describe, draw

Sentences with sketch as a verb:

- I usually sketch with a pen rather than a pencil.

- He sketched the accident, sticking to the facts as they had happened.