Definition of esquisse in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛsˈkiːs/

noun (plural pronounced same)

A rough or preliminary sketch.
Example sentences
  • I prefer a thousand times an esquisse, painted by Corot in the open countryside, face to face with powerful reality.
  • The completed painting is built out of combining imagery and information from a wide variety of esquisses.


French, from Italian schizzo 'sketch'.

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