pastel definition

  • noun:
    • A drawing method of dried paste made from surface pigments and a water-based binder that's stated in crayon kind.
    • A crayon for this product.
    • A picture or sketch attracted with this particular style of crayon.
    • The art or process of drawing with pastels.
    • A soft delicate hue; a pale color: a-room done all-in pastels.
    • A sketchy or brief prose work.
    • any one of a few subdued tints of colors, typically involving red, peach, yellowish, green, blue and lavender
    • A drawing created using any one of those colors.
    • a kind of dried paste always make crayons.
    • A crayon made from these types of a paste.
    • A crayon manufactured from a paste made up of a color ground with gum water.
    • A plant affording a blue dye; the woad (Isatis tinctoria); also, the dye it self.
    • The plant woad, Isatis tinctoria; also, the blue dye gotten from this.
    • In art: A colored crayon made from pigments floor with chalk, and compounded with gum-water into a kind of paste.
    • A drawing fashioned with coloured chalks or crayons; in addition, the skill of drawing with coloured crayons.
    • Figuratively, a short prose study, poetic, picturesque, but sketchy.
    • In textiles, a soft half-faded tint in textiles used for dress-materials: so named from its similarity into tones of old pastel drawings.
    • some of different pale or light colors
  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or manufactured from pastel.
    • Pale and smooth in color.
    • fine and pale in shade
    • without body or vitality

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