Definition of character sketch in English:

character sketch


  • A brief written description of a person's qualities.

    • ‘This brief character sketch features a woman whose easy and caring demeanor remedies modern life.’
    • ‘Many authors work this way, creating detailed notes, character sketches and plot outlines before filling in the blanks with prose.’
    • ‘The public showed an increasing appetite for light essays, character sketches, vignettes and urban panoramas, which were to be found on the back pages, or feuilletons, of daily journals and magazines.’
    • ‘Pam also wrote poetry and perceptive character sketches.’
    • ‘His lively recollections are concise and amusing, sprinkled with character sketches and enlivened by snatches of dialect.’