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Adjective: pastel  ,pas'tel [N. Amer], pas-tul [Brit]
  1. Lacking in body or vigour
    "faded pastel charms of the naive music"
  2. Delicate and pale in colour
    "pastel pink"
Noun: pastel  ,pas'tel [N. Amer], pas-tul [Brit]
  1. Any of various pale or light colours

Derived forms: pastels

See also: delicate, light, light-colored [US], light-coloured [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Pastel