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crayon

noun cray·on \ ˈkrā-ˌän , -ən also ˈkran \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of crayon

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

Examples of crayon in a Sentence

  1. The drawing is done in crayon.

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Origin and Etymology of crayon

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

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crayon

verb

Definition of crayon

transitive verb
: to draw with a crayon

crayonist

play \ˈkrā-ə-nist\ noun

First Known Use of crayon

1662

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CRAYON Defined for English Language Learners

crayon

noun

Definition of crayon for English Language Learners

  • : a stick of colored wax that is used for drawing


CRAYON Defined for Kids

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crayon

noun cray·on \ ˈkrā-ˌän , -ən \

Definition of crayon for Students

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

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crayon

verb

Definition of crayon for Students

crayoned; crayoning
: to draw or color with a crayon


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