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English definition of “sketch”

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.Pictures C2 a short written or spoken story that does not have many detailsPictures

sketch noun [C] (HUMOROUS PERFORMANCE)

C1 a short, humorous part of a longer show on stage, television, or radio: I thought the sketch about Queen Victoria was very funny.Programmes and other broadcastsParts of plays, shows and films

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.Painting, drawing and printing
Phrasal verbs
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