Crayons gras

DeidraC1Kwiziq community member

Crayons gras

Hello,

When I looked up crayons in WordReference it showed "crayon gras" but not "crayon à la cire." Would crayons gras work here?

Asked 7 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

crayons gras -- wax pencil, grease pencil
crayons de cire -- crayons

There's a difference between crayons gras and crayons de cire. I haven't really heard crayons à la cire used that much but presume that it's synonymous to crayons de cire.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

But are they synonymous?

à la cire  --  made of wax.

AnitaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

crayon gras = wax pencils, perhaps the sort of thing that a stage actor would use ie. as makeup ?

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Crayons gras

Hello,

When I looked up crayons in WordReference it showed "crayon gras" but not "crayon à la cire." Would crayons gras work here?

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