sketch

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈskɛtʃ/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
sketch

Plural
sketches

A sketch
  1. (countable) A sketch is a simple drawing.
    The artist made a quick sketch before he started painting the real picture.
    Here is a sketch of an aeroplane.
  2. (countable) A sketch is a quick description of a person, or of something that happened.
    He gave me a sketch of the incident, stating only the main facts.
  3. (countable) A sketch is a short piece of acting, usually funny.
    The best part was the three-minute sketch about the cowboy who couldn't ride a horse.


Verb[change]

Plain form
sketch

Third-person singular
sketches

Past tense
sketched

Past participle
sketched

Present participle
sketching

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you sketch something, you make a quick drawing of it using a pencil or a pen.
    I sketched his face quickly before he woke up.
  2. (intransitive) If you sketch something, you describe it without many details.
    The policeman asked me to sketch the accident while he took notes of what I said.