a rough preliminary drawing; sketch.
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How to use croquis in a sentence
So Ronnie sat there, making little croquis of Jenny with soft outlines elusive as herself.Carnival | Compton Mackenzie
Notes et croquis de Raffet, mis en ordre et publis par Auguste Raffet fils.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4) | Richard Muther
croquis Parisiens contains specimens of Huysmans's astounding virtuosity.Egoists | James Huneker
St. Genys will see about his costume, and make a croquis from some picture of the period.Letters of a Diplomat's Wife | Mary King Waddington