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Meaning of PASTEL

Pronunciation:  'pastel

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

PASTEL is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: delicate, light, light-colored
 See Also: chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of pastel colors indicates that you are not completely recognizing and dealing with some part of your emotions. It also implies ambiguity in your life.
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