character sketch

character sketch
subst. \/ˈkærəktəsketʃ\/
karakterskildring, karakteristikk, portrett

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  • character sketch — n. 1. a short piece of writing describing a person, esp. in terms of personality traits and behavior patterns 2. a theatrical portrayal of a highly individualized character or role …   English World dictionary

  • Character sketch — A character sketch is an abbreviated portrayal of a particular characteristic of people. The term originates in portraiture, where the character sketch is a common academic exercise. Following the translation of Theophrastus s Characters into… …   Wikipedia

  • character sketch — noun : a sketch devoted to an analysis or representation of a character especially of peculiar, eccentric, or strongly marked individuality or to a description stressing the character of a place * * * Literature. a short essay describing a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • character sketch — /ˈkærəktə skɛtʃ/ (say karuhktuh skech) noun 1. a short description of someone s character. 2. a monologue or a short scene in which the character of a person is made clear …  

  • character sketch — Literature. a short essay describing a person; literary profile. Cf. character (def. 17). [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • character — characterless, adj. /kar ik teuhr/, n. 1. the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. 2. one such feature or trait; characteristic. 3. moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character …   Universalium

  • character — Synonyms and related words: Adamite, Altmann theory, DNA, De Vries theory, Galtonian theory, Mendelianism, Mendelism, RNA, Roscius, VIP, Verworn theory, Weismann theory, Weismannism, Wiesner theory, abnormal, accent, accent mark, acclaim, actor,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sketch — Synonyms and related words: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridge, abridgment, abstract, act, act as foil, adumbrate, afterpiece, antimasque, appear, article, audience success, ballet, barnstorm, bit,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Character (arts) — A character is the representation of a person in a narrative work of art (such as a novel, play, or film).[1] Derived from the ancient Greek word kharaktêr (χαρακτήρ), the earliest use in English, in this sense, dates from the Restoration,[2]… …   Wikipedia

  • character — char|ac|ter W1S1 [ˈkærıktə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(all somebody s qualities)¦ 2¦(person)¦ 3¦(qualities of something)¦ 4¦(moral strength)¦ 5¦(interesting quality)¦ 6¦(reputation)¦ 7¦(letter/sign)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • character writer — ▪ literature       any writer who produced a type of character sketch that was popular in 17th century England and France. Their writings stemmed from a series of character sketches that the Greek philosopher and teacher Theophrastus (fl. c. 372… …   Universalium

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