Words and Phrases - Pastel


Meaning : A soft delicate hue, a pale colour ; A drawing medium of dried paste made of ground pigments and a water-based binder that is manufactured in crayon form; The art or process of drawing with pastels.

Origin :  from Italian pastello, material made into a paste, from Late Latin pastellus, woad dye, diminutive of pasta, paste.

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