Tint vs Crayon - What's the difference?

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Tint is a related term of crayon.

As verbs the difference between tint and crayon

is that tint is while crayon is to draw with a crayon.

As a noun crayon is

a stick of colored chalk or wax used for drawing.



Etymology 1

Alteration of earlier tinct, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A slight coloring.
  • A pale or faint tinge of any color; especially, a variation of a color obtained by adding white (contrast shade)
  • A color considered with reference to other very similar colors.
  • Red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.
  • A shaded effect in engraving, produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.
  • Verb

  • (intransitive)  To shade, to color.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.}}

    See also

    * tinter

    Etymology 2


    Alternative forms

    * int


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    (wikipedia crayon)


    (en noun)
  • A stick of colored chalk or wax used for drawing.
  • * Dryden
  • Let no day pass over you without giving some strokes of the pencil or the crayon .
  • (dated) A crayon drawing.
  • * 1885 , Littell's Living Age (volume 167, page 187)
  • But on the wall hung two fine crayons , representing Louis XVI. and Marie Antoinette — pictures which she recognized as having hung in the corridor of the Tuileries — and in front of them were burning two candles on a species of rude altar.
  • (dated) A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To draw with a crayon.
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