[kohn-tey, kon-tee; French kawn-tey]
- Trademark. a brand of crayon made of graphite and clay, usually in black, red, or brown.
Origin of Conté
1850–55; named after N. J. Conté, 18th-century French chemist, who invented it
Also called Conté crayon.
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Examples from the Web for conte
So Conte conceived of a solution: what if you built a website that connected potential patrons to content creators?
“I knew it was going to get at least 250,000 views and that that would generate me $18 of ad income [on YouTube],” says Conte.
Actually for Conte, who has a passionate aversion to labeling, that may be a bit too much categorization for his liking.
Conte Nino was striding to and fro; he muttered threats of death.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
It was owned and captained by a conte, who also collected the fares.My Life
The piece, which is called a Conte d'Amour, is in five short acts.Iconoclasts
Conte di Caylus, and supposes the author to have been the younger Mariette.A Treatise on Painting
Leonardo Da Vinci
Adventure with lady and chessmen in tower as in Conte del Graal.The Legend of Sir Lancelot du Lac
Jessie L. Weston
- a tale or short story, esp of adventure
- trademark a hard crayon used by artists, etc, made of clay and graphite and often coloured a reddish-brownAlso called: conté-crayon
C19: named after N.J. Conté, 18th-century French chemist