Sketch definition

skĕch
A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
noun
9
2
A simple, rough drawing or design, done rapidly and without much detail.
noun
5
2
A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
noun
5
3
A short, often satirical scene or play in a revue or variety show; a skit.
noun
2
0
A short, light, informal story, description, play, skit, or piece of music.
noun
2
1
Advertisement
To draw quickly or in outline.
verb
2
1
A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
noun
1
0
To make a sketch.
verb
2
2
To give a brief description of; outline.
verb
1
1
To make a sketch or sketches.
verb
1
1
Advertisement
The definition of a sketch is a rough design without much detail.

An example of sketch is what a clothing designer creates before starting on the actual garment.

noun
0
0
Sketch is defined as to create rough, undetailed drawings.

An example of sketch is for a designer to create a simple drawing of a garment he plans to sew.

verb
0
0
(informal) An amusing person.
noun
0
0
(music) A brief composition, especially for the piano.
noun
0
0
To make a sketch of; outline.
verb
3
4
Advertisement
A brief plan or description of major parts or points; outline.
noun
1
2

Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of sketch - scetch

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sketch
Plural:
sketches

Origin of sketch

  • Dutch schets from Italian schizzo from schizzare to splash of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition