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Definition of "crayon" [cray•on]

  • A stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk, used for drawing. (noun)
  • A drawing made with one of these sticks. (noun)
  • To draw, color, or decorate with a stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crayon" in a sentence
  • "You can search for and retrieve all files on your computer that contain the word crayon."
  • "They could hold up a slogan written in crayon with backwards ‘Rs’ and nobody would be the wiser."
  • "Using the first crayon from a new box always gave me a slight pain."