Meaning of CRAYON in English


I. ˈkrāˌän, -āən also ˈkran or -rān noun

( -s )

Etymology: French, crayon, pencil, diminutive of craie chalk, from Latin creta


a. : a stick of white or colored chalk or clay and graphite used for drawing

b. : a stick of colored wax composition used for drawing and coloring

c. : lithographic crayon

d. : a cosmetic in stick or pencil form used especially for coloring eyebrows

2. : a crayon drawing

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: French crayonner, from crayon

1. : to draw or color with a crayon

crayon a portrait

: cover or decorate with crayon work

a wall crayoned with colorful designs

2. : to sketch out : draw up

a plan carefully crayoned out

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