crayon

noun
cray·on | \ˈkrā-ˌän, -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 \ noun

Examples of crayon in a Sentence

Noun

The drawing is done in crayon.

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Grab a piece of paper and some crayons and start coloring. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "West Allis-Greendale-Greenfield-Hales Corners: sprawling Great Lakes Pet Expo Feb. 3 at State Fair Park," 29 Jan. 2018 Parents will also love this toy because cleanup is easy; just stuff all the blocks back in the crayon and put it in the corner! Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Finish off your Christmas shopping with a few last-minute toy ideas," 5 Dec. 2017 While these pastel colors are different from the bold and bright shades of the first collaboration, the bottles still feature the wavy black stripes that have been on Crayola crayons for years. Lyndsey Matthews, Redbook, "The New Sally Hansen and Crayola Collection Is Everything Your Nails Need This Spring," 17 Apr. 2018 Tanno, who often works with Lady Gaga, used the crayon eyeliner to create the singer’s look for her much talked-about Super Bowl performance that year. Alexa Tietjen | Wwd, latimes.com, "Marc Jacobs celebrates Pride with #GratefulNotHateful campaign," 21 June 2018 Twellman bought a pack of 24 Crayola crayons and another set of 10 Crayola markers. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, "How ESPN Is Covering the World Cup Without Highlights," 10 July 2018 One of them handed out crayons and bubbles to children. Eli Saslow, Anchorage Daily News, "Raids are separating families in the heartland," 1 July 2018 The almost-5-year-old has officially become the proud owner of a $750 Alexander Wang Marti Micro leopard print shoulder bag, which retails for a casual $750 and includes plenty of room for crayons and other preschooler essentials. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "North West Just Won the Preschool Handbag Game With This $750 Birthday Present," 2 June 2018 This fosters creativity without having to pack loads of crayons that wind up dropped on the backseat floor. Sunset, "10 Car Games for Kids That Don’t Involve Screens," 22 Jan. 2018

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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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crayon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crayon

: a stick of colored wax that is used for drawing

crayon

noun
cray·on | \ˈkrā-ˌän, -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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