Definition of character sketch in English:

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character sketch

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A brief written description of a person’s qualities.
Example sentences
  • This brief character sketch features a woman whose easy and caring demeanor remedies modern life.
  • Pam also wrote poetry and perceptive character sketches.
  • The public showed an increasing appetite for light essays, character sketches, vignettes and urban panoramas, which were to be found on the back pages, or feuilletons, of daily journals and magazines.

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