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.

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Its alleys are spotless, its drains regularly washed down with water and its houses painted in bright crayon colors and decorated with plants. Helen Regan And Omar Khan, CNN, "India's trash mountains are a fetid symbol of the country's plastic problem," 7 June 2019 Crayola might not seem like the most obvious choice for a beauty brand to collaborate with, but believe it or not, the iconic crayon company has turned out some seriously cool collections with the likes of ASOS, Clinique, and even Sally Hansen. Kaleigh Fasanella, Teen Vogue, "Crayola Collaborated with Lip Smacker on a Line of Lip Products," 2 Apr. 2019 Crayola might not seem like the most obvious choice for a beauty brand to collaborate with, but believe it or not, the iconic crayon company has turned out some seriously cool collections with the likes of ASOS, Clinique, and even Sally Hansen. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Lip Smacker Teamed Up With Crayola for the Cutest Crayon-Themed Collection," 1 Apr. 2019 Bite Beauty's creamy matte crayon glides on for major, full-coverage impact—because dark berry stains are best worn on lips, not on the rim of a wine glass. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 9 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time for Christmas and Beyond," 25 Dec. 2018 Melted Crayon Ornament Older kids will love watching broken crayons turn into tie-dye masterpieces with this trash-to-treasure project. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Get the Whole Family Crafting With These Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments," 6 Dec. 2018 At the Centre Culturel Islamique Bangladais, a mosque north of Paris in the town of Stains, crayon drawings dot the walls where about 180 children study Arabic in separate classrooms for boys and girls. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "In France, a Push to Teach Arabic in Public Schools, Not Mosques," 24 Oct. 2018 Without rights to game footage, ESPN is being forced to get creative with its coverage of the World Cup, using crayon drawings to Legos to break down plays in the men’s tournament. Oona Goodin-smith, Philly.com, "Philly police raid Occupy ICE camp, Atlantic City's culinary energy on the rise | Morning Newsletter," 6 July 2018 When standing the loading area for Slinky Dog Dash, look in the upper right-hand corner of Andy’s crayon art on the far wall. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "What we didn't tell you about Disney's Toy Story Land," 5 July 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 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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