Definitions for: Pastel

[n] any of various pale or light colors
[adj] delicate and pale in color; "pastel pink"
[adj] lacking in body or vigor; "faded pastel charms of the naive music"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pas"tel, n. [F.; cf. It. pastello. Cf. Pastil.]
1. A crayon made of a paste composed of a color ground with
gum water. [Sometimes incorrectly written pastil.]
``Charming heads in pastel.'' --W. Black.

2. (Bot.) A plant affording a blue dye; the woad ({Isatis
tinctoria}); also, the dye itself.

Synonyms: delicate, light, light-colored

See Also: chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour

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