[pa-stel; especially British pas-tl] /pæˈstɛl; especially British ˈpæs tl/
a color having a soft, subdued shade.
a kind of dried paste made of pigments ground with chalk and compounded with gum water.
a chalklike crayon made from such paste.
the art of drawing with such crayons.
a drawing so made.
a short, light prose study or sketch.
having a soft, subdued shade.
drawn with pastels:
a pastel portrait.
[pas-tel] /ˈpæs tɛl/
the woad plant.
the dye made from it.
the medium or technique of pastel drawing
a pale delicate colour
a light prose work, esp a poetic one
another name for woad
(of a colour) pale; delicate: pastel blue
1660s, “crayons, chalk-like pigment used in crayons,” from French pastel “crayon,” from Italian pastello “a pastel,” literally “material reduced to a paste,” from Late Latin pastellus “dye from the leaves of the woad plant,” diminutive of pasta (see pasta). Meaning “pale or light color” (like that of pastels) first recorded 1899. As an adjective from 1884.
[pa-stel-ist; especially British pas-tl-ist] /pæˈstɛl ɪst; especially British ˈpæs tl ɪst/ noun 1. an artist who draws with .
noun, Glassmaking. 1. a mold lined with a moist carbonized paste, for shaping glass as it is blown.
[pa-stel; especially British pas-tl] /pæˈstɛl; especially British ˈpæs tl/ noun 1. (def 3).
[peyst-on, -awn] /ˈpeɪstˌɒn, -ˌɔn/ adjective 1. that can be pasted or stuck on: canning jars with paste-on labels.