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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.
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