- a pointed stick or pencil of colored clay, chalk, wax, etc., used for drawing or coloring.
- a drawing in crayons.
- to draw or color with a crayon or crayons.
- to make a drawing with crayons.
Origin of crayon
Examples from the Web for crayon
Consider a song like “Crayon” by G-Dragon, a member of the boy band Big Bang.Black K-Pop Fans Come Out of the Closet
August 31, 2014
Crayon will not write on the smooth, glazed parts of a blackboard.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
And with a crayon he made drawings on the wainscot of the room.Art in England
I regret I could not crayon it, for it is worth being portrayed.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680
But with a bit of crayon a great artist makes an immortal sketch.The Simple Life
In 1835 the three volumes of the "Crayon Miscellanies," were published.Washington Irving
Henry W. Boynton
- a small stick or pencil of charcoal, wax, clay, or chalk mixed with coloured pigment
- a drawing made with crayons
- to draw or colour with crayons
Word Origin and History for crayon
1640s, from French crayon "pencil" (16c.), originally "chalk pencil," from craie "chalk," from Latin creta "chalk, pipe-clay," of unknown origin. Not now considered to mean "Cretan earth," as once was believed.