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adjective  /pæsˈtel/ us  

pastel adjective (COLOR)

(of colors) pale and soft


noun [C]  /pæsˈtel/ us  

pastel noun [C] (COLORED STICK)

a soft, powdery, coloring material that is pressed into a stick and is used for drawing, or a picture made using these sticks
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