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Meaning of “sketch” in the English Dictionary

"sketch" in British English

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sketchnoun [C]

uk   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 ​brotherreading a ​book.C2 a ​short written or ​spokenstory that does not have many ​details

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  • sketch noun [C] (HUMOROUS PERFORMANCE)

C1 a ​short, ​humorouspart of a ​longer show on ​stage, ​television, or ​radio: I ​thought the sketch about ​celebritychefs was really ​funny.

sketchverb [I or T]

uk   us   /sketʃ/
to make a sketch of something: The ​artstudents were told to sketch the ​landscape. When I have some ​sparetime, I like to sketch. The ​artist has sketched out a ​design for the new ​school.
(Definition of sketch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sketch" in American English

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sketchnoun [C]

 us   /sketʃ/
  • sketch noun [C] (DRAWING)

a ​simple, ​quickly made ​drawing: a ​pen and ​ink sketch
  • sketch noun [C] (HUMOROUS PERFORMANCE)

a ​short, ​humorouspart of a ​stage, ​television, or ​radio show: She ​helped write a sketch for a ​comedy show.
  • sketch noun [C] (DESCRIPTION)

a ​shortdescription that does not give many ​details: a ​biographical sketch

sketchverb [I/T]

 /sketʃ/
to ​quickly make a ​simpledrawing: [I] I like to sketch.
(Definition of sketch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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