character sketch

noun Literature.

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

Origin of character sketch

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for character sketch

  • Translated into French, that might serve as a character-sketch of Anatole France.

  • Bliss's MS. book illustrates what I have said in the preface of the change in the character-sketch.

    Microcosmography|John Earle
  • It may be noticed too, by the way, that great novelists are not always equally successful in the character-sketch.

    Microcosmography|John Earle
  • One of these days I must write a character-sketch of Mrs. Nichol.

    Alone|Norman Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for character sketch

character sketch


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