Definition of esquisse in English:

esquisse

nounesquisse

  • A rough or preliminary sketch.

    ‘I prefer a thousand times an esquisse, painted by Corot in the open countryside, face to face with powerful reality.’
    ‘The completed painting is built out of combining imagery and information from a wide variety of esquisses.’
    drawing, preliminary drawing, outline

Origin

French, from Italian schizzo ‘sketch’.

Pronunciation

esquisse

/ɛsˈkiːs/