Definition of 'pastel'
Example sentences containing 'pastel'
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Remember all those pastel suits that she looked great in? Times, Sunday Times (2017)Instead we saw colonial buildings in pastel colours faded by dust and neglect. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She welcomes the mums who ask for blue, pastel green, pink and red eggs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The decor is pastel blue and whitewashed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The pretty bow will finish off a pastel pink perfectly. The Sun (2014)The handy thing about pastel colours is that they all blend nicely together. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now the brights and pastels are flying out. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Wear yours with white or pretty pastels. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The older generation still wears classic pastel summer suits but for the young the uniform has changed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Avoid anything pastel or pale and anything with orange or yellow tones. The Sun (2010)Nowadays a pastel blue needs some grey or brown in it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Should it be pastels or bold colour? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then may we point you in the direction of these pretty pastel pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Rooms feature pastel colours and wooden floors. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All the better for pairing with those pretty pastel dresses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Low pastel lights, fine wines and wooden bowls with artfully scattered fruit adorn the place. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One thing you don't get with his pastel portraits is grandeur. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Try pastel pinks and blues, which are hot colours this summer. The Sun (2012)They were angels and flowers, shaded in pink and blue pastels. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In his own times he was known chiefly for his portraits in pastel, which are especially exquisite. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I love pastels as they suit my fair complexion. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A pastel suit works great as an alternative to a frock. The Sun (2016)Choose an eyeshadow that complements your skin tone - a pale pastel pink for porcelain complexions and more peachy tones for darker skins. The Sun (2010)They hired helicopters to explore the mountains and the house was filled with tapestries, chair covers and pastel drawings of her own making. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For additional next season know-how, choose bright and pastel colours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Used Occasionally. pastel is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'pastel'
British English: pastel ADJECTIVE
Pastel colours are pale rather than dark or bright.
...delicate pastel shades.
Definition of pastel from the Collins English Dictionary
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