how to pronounce pastel


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the above transcription of pastel is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

pastel is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of pastel in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… pink oh nice little pastel have you said …”

meanings of pastel


  1. A type of dried paste used to make crayons.
  2. A traditional dish in various Latin American countries, resembling a tamale, pasty, or calzone.
  3. A crayon made from such a paste.
  4. Woad.
  5. A drawing made with any of those colors.
  6. Any of several subdued tints of colors, usually associated with pink, peach, yellow, green, blue and lavender.

pastel frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pastel occurs in english on average 3.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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