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pas·tel

pastel

 
 
pronunciation:
pae stel
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pale, soft color.
She decorated the room in pastels of light blue and yellow.
definition 2: a crayon that is like chalk, used in drawing.
The artist used pastels to draw this picture.
 
definition 3: the art of drawing with such crayons, or a picture made by using them.
The art students hung their pastels in the halls of the school.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pale and soft in color.
She wore a pastel blue dress.
definition 2: drawn using pastels.
The museum has a pastel drawing of the lake.
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