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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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With regard to the sheer ambiguity of Samaras's oeuvre, it is significant that the medium of pastel was once largely the province of "women's art," thanks, in part, to the prestige of the accomplished Venetian pastelist Rosalba Camera (1675-1757); in time, she became the medium's patron saint, admired by the flourishing societies of pastelists during the late nineteenth century, which had a disproportionately female membership.
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