crayon

noun
cray·​on | \ ˈkrā-ˌän How to pronounce crayon (audio) , -ən also ˈkran \

Definition of crayon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a stick of white or colored chalk or of colored wax used for writing or drawing
2 : a crayon drawing

crayon

verb
crayoned; crayoning; crayons

Definition of crayon (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to draw with a crayon

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Other Words from crayon

Verb

crayonist \ ˈkrā-​ə-​nist How to pronounce crayonist (audio) \ noun

Examples of crayon in a Sentence

Noun The drawing is done in crayon.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In this experiment, an adult couldn’t reach an item like a crayon. Galadriel Watson, Washington Post, "If we’re all caught in a dangerous pandemic, where does the impulse to help others come from?," 1 Apr. 2020 Video: Manjula Varghese / The Chronicle Digital get-well card: Virtual crayons are the best medicine for a 69-year-old Berkeley man. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "On the bright side: Mill Valley howls in unison, on a nightly basis," 27 Mar. 2020 Lay newspaper or scrap paper over the top, then make crayon rubbings in bright colors. Jamie Kiffel-alcheh, National Geographic, "How to throw an (almost) zero-waste birthday party," 26 Feb. 2020 Hands-on activities include creating a keepsake out of a crayon at the Melt and Mold station, working on themed crafts in the Paint Palette and making designs using melted wax at the Drip Art Station. Deborah Fleck, Dallas News, "Looking for winter family fun? Try Dallas-Fort Worth’s museums, aquariums and indoor play places," 10 Jan. 2020 Children who do not have the tools (pens, crayons, notebooks, backpacks) cannot do the work. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Still looking to give back in 2019? Here’s a list," 30 Dec. 2019 Children who do not have the tools (pens, crayons, notebooks, backpacks) cannot do the work. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Dust off the glitter, and give," 30 Dec. 2019 Children who do not have the tools (pens, crayons, notebooks, backpacks) cannot do the work. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Dust off the glitter, and give," 30 Dec. 2019 Children who do not have the tools (pens, crayons, notebooks, backpacks) cannot do the work. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 29 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of crayon

Noun

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1662, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crayon

Noun

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

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The first known use of crayon was in 1644

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Last Updated

5 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Crayon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crayon. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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More Definitions for crayon

crayon

noun
How to pronounce crayon (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of crayon

: a stick of colored wax that is used for drawing

crayon

noun
cray·​on | \ ˈkrā-ˌän How to pronounce crayon (audio) , -ən \

Kids Definition of crayon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a stick of colored wax or sometimes chalk used for writing or drawing

crayon

verb
crayoned; crayoning

Kids Definition of crayon (Entry 2 of 2)

: to draw or color with a crayon

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