Definition of crayon in English:


Syllabification: cray·on
Pronunciation: /ˈkrāˌän
, ˈkrāən


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.


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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.


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

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