1. preliminary drawing for later elaboration
Similar word(s): study
Definition categories: man–made, drawing
2. a brief literary description
Similar word(s): vignette
3. short descriptive summary (of events)
4. a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
Similar word(s): cartoon
1. make a sketch of
- sketch the building
2. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
- sketch the outline of the book
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.