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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from crayon

Verb

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

Examples of crayon in a Sentence

Noun The drawing is done in crayon.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun To meet the one million crayon mark, each store will be giving away 6,250 crayon boxes that can be filled with 32 crayons of a person’s choice. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Here’s how to get a free pack of 32 crayons at the Crayola store in Plano," 30 Mar. 2021 Kenya's toddler daughter Brooklyn on RHOA, who immediately decorated her New Orleans hotel room and her food with blue crayon. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "The Week in 'Wives: RHOA in New Orleans, RHOD in the news, and RHONJ in flux," 3 Apr. 2021 Haus Laboratories Le Monster Matte lip crayon in Warm Pure Red 1950. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "This Is the Lipstick Lady Gaga Wore for Her Inauguration Performance," 21 Jan. 2021 Here's how: Apply one shade all over your mouth, then top it with a slightly lighter color (or even a white lip crayon) in the middle of your lips. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "How To Make Your Lips Look Bigger Naturally," 16 Feb. 2021 Valentine’s Art Virtual Workshop — Learn how to incorporate tissue printing, crayon rubbing, watercolor techniques and more into handmade valentines. Anchorage Daily News, "A roundup of fun, pandemic-safe events happening soon in Anchorage," 4 Feb. 2021 All of which is to say: Is Zachary Levi … the crayon? Halle Kiefer, Vulture, "Wait, So Who Is Zachary Levi Playing in the Live-Action Harold and the Purple Crayon?," 1 Feb. 2021 Large-scale and geometric, they can be found around the world, having been installed either by the artist himself or by teams of draftspeople, who applied pencil, ink, paint or even crayon directly to a wall following LeWitt’s precise instructions. New York Times, "The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week," 14 Jan. 2021 The short list includes artist Tyler Gordon, 14, designer and activist Jordan Reeves, 14, world’s first crayon activist Bellen Woodard, 10, and youth hunger activist Ian McKenna, 16. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "TIME names 15-year-old scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao it's first ever Kid of the Year," 3 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'crayon.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about crayon

Statistics for crayon

Last Updated

22 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Crayon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crayon. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for crayon

crayon

noun

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on crayon

What made you want to look up crayon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!