Synonyms for sketch

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : skech
Phonetic Transcription : skɛtʃ

Top 10 synonyms for sketch Other synonyms for the word sketch

Définition of sketch

Origin :
  • "rough drawing intended to serve as the basis for a finished picture," 1660s, from Dutch schets or Low German skizze, both apparently 17c. artists' borrowings from Italian schizzo "sketch, drawing," which is commonly said to be from Latin *schedius (OED compares schedia "raft," schedium "an extemporaneous poem"), from or related to Greek skhedios "temporary, extemporaneous, done or made off-hand," related to skhema "form, shape, appearance" (see scheme (n.)). But according to Barnhart Italian schizzo is a special use of schizzo "a splash, squirt," from schizzare "to splash or squirt," of uncertain origin.
  • Extended sense of "brief account" is from 1660s; meaning "short play or performance, usually comic" is from 1789. Sketch-book recorded from 1820. German Skizze, French esquisse, Spanish esquicio are likewise from Italian schizzo.
  • noun drawing, outline
  • verb draw, outline
Example sentences :
  • We must now close our sketch of those diversified and pleasant volumes.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • You must have lost that sketch after you reached San Francisco.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • I arose from my chair and examined the sketch of the starving mountaineer.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • "I wanted to have a talk to you about that sketch," he said to John.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Mr. Cream took the MS. of John's sketch from his pocket and spread it on the table.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • He told her of the sketch for the Creams and of the tragedy of St. Patrick.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • To none has it less application than to the subject of our sketch.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • She ran her knife around her sketch, detached it, and tore it across and across.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • She tried to settle on a point of view for her sketch, the sketch he was to help her with.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • It contained nothing but the sketch made upon the fly-leaf of a novel.
  • Extract from : « The Slave Of The Lamp » by Henry Seton Merriman

Antonyms for sketch

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