- a short essay describing a person; literary profile.Compare character(def 17).
Origin of character sketch
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for character sketch
One of these days I must write a character-sketch of Mrs. Nichol.Alone
Translated into French, that might serve as a character-sketch of Anatole France.The Book of This and That
It may be noticed too, by the way, that great novelists are not always equally successful in the character-sketch.
Bliss's MS. book illustrates what I have said in the preface of the change in the character-sketch.
- a brief description or portrayal of a person's character, qualities, etc