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English noun: sketch

1. sketch (artifact) preliminary drawing for later elaboration

SamplesHe made several studies before starting to paint.


Broader (hypernym)drawing

Narrower (hyponym)design, draft, rough drawing, vignette

2. sketch (communication) a brief literary description


Broader (hypernym)description

3. sketch (communication) short descriptive summary (of events)

Synonymsresume, survey

Broader (hypernym)sum-up, summary

4. sketch (communication) a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine


Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness

Narrower (hyponym)cartoon strip, comic strip, funnies, strip

Part meronympublication

English verb: sketch

1. sketch (creation) make a sketch of

SamplesSketch the building.

Synonymschalk out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

2. sketch (communication) describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

SamplesSketch the outline of the book.
Outline his ideas.

Synonymsadumbrate, outline

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)depict, describe, draw

Narrower (hyponym)block out

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