Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sketch”

See all translations

sketch

noun [C] uk   /sketʃ/ us  

sketch noun [C] (SIMPLE SHAPE/FORM)

C1 a simple, quickly-made drawing that does not have many details: My mother made a (pencil) sketch of my brother reading a book.C2 a short written or spoken story that does not have many details
More examples

sketch noun [C] (HUMOROUS PERFORMANCE)

C1 a short, humorous part of a longer show on stage, television, or radio: I thought the sketch about celebrity chefs was really funny.

sketch

verb [I or T] uk   /sketʃ/ us  
to make a sketch of something: The art students were told to sketch the landscape. When I have some spare time, I like to sketch. The artist has sketched out a design for the new school.
(Definition of sketch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sketch?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sketch” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More