Definition of ébauche in English:

ébauche

noun

  • A rough or unfinished drawing or painting; a sketch.

    • ‘Le Travaille Interrompu is in Amherst and there are highly finished areas and ones where the ebauche is visible.’
    • ‘Several of his late ebauches, or sketches, predate in their impetuous composition and stark colour the work of the Fauve painters.’
    • ‘Ebauche, is a stage of painting, the first one, in color or monochrome.’
    • ‘The book includes oil sketches and ebauches by the Barbizon School.’
    • ‘"Arnault Officer" is more of a sketch than a true ebauche.’
    drawing, preliminary drawing, outline
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Origin

French.

Pronunciation

ébauche

/eɪˈbəʊʃ/