Meaning of croquis in English:


Pronunciation /krəʊˈkiː/

nounplural noun croquis

  • A rough draft; a sketch.

    ‘Entering the gallery, one encounters a whitewashed wall covered with croquis sketches of nude female figures.’
    • ‘He sent her this copy containing his comical little croquis.’
    • ‘The gifts range from affectionate croquis to entire sketchbooks.’
    • ‘But first I needed to glue onto each box a nice croquis of the contents inside.’
    • ‘A sketchbook page that includes croquis of a Tanagra figure, swathed in draperies, suggests that the inspiration was in fact Hellenistic.’
    drawing, preliminary drawing, outline