ETYM Dutch schets, from Italian schizzo a sketch, a splash (whence also French esquisse; cf. Esquisse.); cf. Italian schizzare to splash, to sketch.
(Irregular plural: sketches).
1. Brief description; SYN. vignette.
2. Preliminary drawing for later elaboration; SYN. study.
3. Short descriptive summary (of events); SYN. survey, resume.
1. To describe roughly or briefly; SYN. outline, adumbrate.
2. To make a sketch of; SYN. outline, chalk out.