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View synonyms for character sketch

character sketch

noun

, Literature.
  1. a short essay describing a person; literary profile. Compare character ( def 17 ).


character sketch

noun

  1. a brief description or portrayal of a person's character, qualities, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of character sketch1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Example Sentences

Did the "Infallible Pen" err in the former character sketch?

A screamingly funny character sketch with opportunity for songs and specialties.

Where one of the names begins with a vowel (such as William Ewart Gladstone) the character sketch can be made to run more easily.

As a brief character-sketch, "Sally, Mrs. Tubbs" deserves no little praise for its geniality and its humor.

I have striven to make it a character sketch of that remarkable personality.

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