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sketchbook

[skech-boo k] /ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk/
noun
1.
Also, sketchpad. a book or pad of drawing paper for sketches.
2.
a book of literary sketches.
Also, sketch book.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; sketch + book
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  • Had she been in a more peaceful mood, she might have fetched her sketchbook and made notes about the shadows for painting later.
  • In this new book, which ought to be regarded as a kind of sketchbook, he is trying out alternatives to these conventions.
  • sketchbook drawings reflect the couple's ever increasing intimacy.
  • Following the discussion, students write their own personal responses in their sketchbook journals.
  • Much of the information recorded in the sketchbook was later transferred to his finished maps.
British Dictionary definitions for sketchbook

sketchbook

/ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a book of plain paper containing sketches or for making sketches in
2.
a book of literary sketches
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