- 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
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of crayon
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 for crayon
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.