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pastel

noun [C or U] (MATERIAL)    /ˈpæs.təl/ US  /pæsˈtel/
a soft, coloured substance, usually in the form of a small stick, that is used to draw pictures, or a picture made using this: Do you like working with pastels/in pastel? The show includes 85 paintings, pastels, and sculptures.PicturesPainting and drawing materials
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