Synonyms of sketch in English:

sketch


See definition of sketch

noun

1‘a quick sketch of the proposed design’

SYNONYMS

drawing, preliminary drawing, outline

diagram, representation, delineation, design, plan, artist's impression

tracing

informal rough

technical underdrawing, cartoon, maquette, ébauche, esquisse, croquis

2‘she slipped next door and gave May a rough sketch of what had happened’

SYNONYMS

outline, brief idea, rundown, run-through, main points, thumbnail sketch, bones, bare bones, skeleton

summary, synopsis, brief description, recapitulation, summarization, abstract, precis, résumé

tour d'horizon

North American wrap-up

informal recap

3‘a biographical sketch’

SYNONYMS

description, portrait, vignette, cameo, profile, portrayal, depiction

potted biography

4‘a hilarious sketch from their latest BBC series’

SYNONYMS

skit, scene, piece, performance, act, item, turn, routine, number

playlet


verb

1‘as they talked, he began to sketch the garden’

SYNONYMS

draw, make a drawing of, draw a picture of, depict, portray, represent, delineate, pencil

rough out, outline

2‘the company sketched out its plans for tackling the problem’

SYNONYMS

describe, outline, give a brief idea of, give a rundown of, give a thumbnail sketch of, rough out, block out, trace out, chalk out, map out, delineate, indicate

summarize, give a summary of, give an abstract of, give an precis of, give an résumé of, precis, recapitulate