Definition of crayon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkreɪən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkreɪən//
Art equipment
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a coloured pencil or stick of soft coloured chalk or wax, used for drawing See related entries: Art equipment Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French, from craie ‘chalk’, from Latin creta.Extra examples She coloured the picture in with crayons. She used crayons to draw the picture. The notice was written in crayon.

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