Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “pastel”

pastel

adjective     /ˈpæstəl/ US  /pæsˈtel/
A pastel colour is light: pastel colours/shades pastel pinkThe qualities of colour
pastel noun [C] The bedroom is decorated in pastels (= pale colours).
(Definition of pastel adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “pastel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More