- a small stick of chalk, charcoal, or colored wax, used for drawing, coloring, or writing
- a drawing made with crayons
Origin of crayonFr, pencil ; from craie, chalk ; from Classical Latin creta, chalk, white earth, probably ; from (terra) creta, sifted (earth) ; from past participle of cernere, to sift: see crisis
to draw or color with crayons
- A stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk, used for drawing.
- A drawing made with one of these sticks.
transitive verbcray·oned, cray·on·ing, cray·ons
To draw, color, or decorate with a stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk.
Origin of crayonFrench, diminutive of craie, chalk, from Latin crēta.
- cray′on·ist , cray′on·er
(third-person singular simple present crayons, present participle crayoning, simple past and past participle crayoned)
- To draw with a crayon.