Definition of ébauche in English:

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Pronunciation: /eɪˈbəʊʃ/


A rough or unfinished drawing or painting; a sketch.
Example sentences
  • Ebauche, is a stage of painting, the first one, in color or monochrome.
  • Le Travaille Interrompu is in Amherst and there are highly finished areas and ones where the ebauche is visible.
  • Several of his late ebauches, or sketches, predate in their impetuous composition and stark colour the work of the Fauve painters.



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