Definition of crayon in English:

crayon

Syllabification: cray·on
Pronunciation: /ˈkrāˌän, ˈkrāən
 
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noun

  • A pencil or stick of colored chalk or wax, used for drawing.
    More example sentences
    • Rosa took her seat and set before her the tools of her trade; coloured pencils, crayons, pens, all carefully labeled in Braille.
    • The children experimented with pencil drawings and water colour crayons.
    • The drawings on view employ a variety of media, including ink, crayon, pencil, watercolor and gouache.

verb

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  • [with object] Draw with a crayon or crayons: Jeff crayoned a picture on a legal pad [no object]: a child crayoning in a coloring book
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    • The kid has bandaged two toy cats and two toy horses, all on the left foreleg, and crayoned an X-ray.
    • When I was very young I crayoned a big ‘No Smoking’ sign and stuck it in our front window just before the arrival of a chain-smoking neighbour.
    • New this year in the Poultry Marquee is a children's area where they can draw, paint or crayon their favourite birds in the show.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French, from craie 'chalk', from Latin creta.

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