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pas·tel

 (pă-stĕl′)
n.
1.
a. A drawing medium of dried paste made of ground pigments and a water-based binder that is manufactured in crayon form.
b. A crayon of this material.
2.
a. A picture or sketch drawn with this type of crayon.
b. The art or process of drawing with pastels.
3. A soft delicate hue; a pale color: a room done all in pastels.
4. A sketchy or brief prose work.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or made of pastel.
2. Pale and soft in color.

[French, from Italian pastello, material made into a paste, from Late Latin pastellus, woad dye, diminutive of pasta, paste; see paste1.]

pastel

(ˈpæstəl; pæˈstɛl)
n
1. (Art Terms)
a. a substance made of ground pigment bound with gum, used for making sticks for drawing
b. a crayon of this
c. a drawing done in such crayons
2. (Art Terms) the medium or technique of pastel drawing
3. (Colours) a pale delicate colour
4. (Poetry) a light prose work, esp a poetic one
5. (Plants) another name for woad
6. (Dyeing) another name for woad
adj
(Colours) (of a colour) pale; delicate: pastel blue.
[C17: via French from Italian pastello, from Late Latin pastellus woad compounded into a paste, diminutive of pasta paste1]
ˈpastelist, ˈpastellist n

pas•tel

(pæˈstɛl; esp. Brit. ˈpæs tl)

n.
1. a color having a soft, subdued shade.
2. a dried paste made of ground pigment and compounded with gum water.
3. a crayon made from such paste.
4. the art of drawing with such crayons.
5. a drawing so made.
6. a light sketch in prose.
adj.
7. having a soft, subdued shade.
8. drawn with pastels.
[1655–65; < French < Italian pastello < Late Latin pastellus, variant of Latin pastillus (see pastille)]

pastel

- First pertained to pigment or paste and evolved to mean light or pale colors.
See also related terms for pigments.

pastel

A paint medium of powdered color mixed with gum arabic to form a hard stick. When applied to paper, the color adheres to the surface and can be made permanent by fixing with spray varnish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pastel - any of various pale or light colorspastel - any of various pale or light colors
Adj.1.pastel - lacking in body or vigor; "faded pastel charms of the naive music"
delicate - exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"
2.pastel - delicate and pale in color; "pastel pink"
light-colored, light - (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"

pastel

adjective pale, light, soft, delicate, muted, soft-hued pretty pastel shades
strong, deep, rich, bright, vivid, vibrant
Translations
صورَة مَرْسومَه بِقَلَم باسْتِلفاتِح او باهِت اللوْنقَلَم باسْتِل
pastelpastelový
pastelfarvekridtpastelmaleri
pasztellpasztellkép
pastelliturpastellitur, litkrítpastelmynd; krítarteikning
pastelėpastelinis
pastelis, pasteļgleznapastelis, pasteļkrītiņšpasteļu-
pastelpastelový
pastelpastel boyapastel resimsoluk

pastel

[ˈpæstəl]
A. N
1. (= crayon, colour) → pastel m; (= drawing) → pintura f al pastel
2. pastels (= crayons) → pasteles mpl; (= colours) → colores mpl pastel
B. ADJ [colour, shade, blue] → pastel; [drawing] → al pastel

pastel

[ˈpæstəl]
adj [colour, shade] → pastel inv
n
(for drawing)pastel m
(= picture) → pastel m

pastel

n (= crayon)Pastellstift m, → Pastellkreide f; (= drawing)Pastellzeichnung f, → Pastell nt; (= colour)Pastellton m
adj attrPastell-, pastellfarben; pastel colour (Brit) or color (US) → Pastellfarbe f, → Pastellton m; pastel drawingPastellzeichnung f

pastel

[ˈpæstəl]
1. n (crayon, drawing) → pastello; (colour) → colore m pastello inv
2. adj (colour) → pastello inv; (drawing) → a pastello

pastel

(ˈpӕstəl) , ((American) pӕˈstel) adjective
(of colours) pale, containing a lot of white. a soft pastel green.
noun
1. a kind of coloured pencil, made with chalk, which makes a pale colour.
2. a picture drawn with this kind of pencil.
References in classic literature ?
The delicate iridescence of the London air gave the softness of a pastel to the gray stone of the buildings; and in the wharfs and storehouses there was the severity of grace of a Japanese print.
Lessons in pastel at ten francs the lesson, lessons in oil at twelve francs.
On the walls of this salon were several of the more recent portraits of the family,--one or two by Rigaud, and three pastels by Latour.
In this version the disappearance of the Jeweltone pastel colours coincides with the appearance of the bright holographic effect of Asterium.
As massas de pizza e pastel apresentaram baixas populacoes dos micro-organismos pesquisados e encontraram-se de acordo com a legislacao microbiologica em vigor quanto aos parametros estabelecidos.
In the workshop, children used pastels and rubbed a paper towel over the colors to create the same kind of blended effect Degas himself used.
Along with the new products, Wrigley is offering its Easter and spring favorites: Life Savers EggSortment, Life Savers Eggventure Sweet Storybook, Life Savers Pastel Pops, Life Savers Pastels, Life Savers Gummies in Bunnies and Eggs shapes, Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape in fresh pastel colors and Cluckers Bubble Gum--a windup chicken that clucks and lays bubble gum eggs.
Somehow pastels are truth, and black-and-white lines are not.
Coloque las dos rodajas de pastel en una tabla de cocina.
Due to the nature of the nursing facility, the Paint Quality Institute recommends painting the wall with a flat or eggshell finish paint in a light or pastel color, then choosing complementary or contrasting colors for the stencil.
Explaining her rationale for choosing a rectangle to represent Christ, Linda Brown, the artist who created Transfiguration's pastel stations, says she was looking for a simple yet solid form.
In addition to the paper, the only supplies you'll need are pastels, pastel pencils, an eraser, spray fixative, and cotton swabs.