Definition of esquisse in English:

esquisse

Line breaks: es|quisse
Pronunciation: /ɛsˈkiːs
 
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noun (plural pronounced same)

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

Origin

French, from Italian schizzo 'sketch'.

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