Translation of "sketch" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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sketchnoun [ C ]

uk /sketʃ/ us /sketʃ/

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. 我母亲画了一张我弟弟在读书的(铅笔)速写。

C2 a short written or spoken story that does not have many details


More examples

  • a freehand sketch
  • pencil sketches
  • The builder did a rough sketch of how the new stairs would look.
  • She did a quick sketch of her father reading the paper.
  • She's done some really good sketches.

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. 我觉得那部有关维多利亚女王的短剧非常有趣。

sketchverb [ I or T ]

uk /sketʃ/ us /sketʃ/

to make a sketch of something

The art students were told to sketch the landscape. 艺术专业的学生被告知要画一张实地风景素描。
When I have some spare time, I like to sketch. 有空闲的时候,我喜欢画素描。
The artist has sketched out a design for the new school. 这位艺术家已勾勒出了新学校的设计图。

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “sketch” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)