Chalkiness



of or like chalk.
of a chalklike consistency:
chalky soil.
without resonance, color, warmth, etc.:
several high tones that were quite chalky.
Photography. lacking in detail, due to extreme contrast:
a chalky print.
adj.

c.1400, from chalk (n.) + -y (2). Related: Chalkiness.

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  • Chalky

    of or like chalk. of a chalklike consistency: chalky soil. without resonance, color, warmth, etc.: several high tones that were quite chalky. Photography. lacking in detail, due to extreme contrast: a chalky print. adj. c.1400, from chalk (n.) + -y (2). Related: Chalkiness.

  • Chalking

    a soft, white, powdery limestone consisting chiefly of fossil shells of foraminifers. a prepared piece of chalk or chalklike substance for marking, as a blackboard crayon. a mark made with chalk. a score or tally. to mark or write with chalk. to rub over or whiten with chalk. to treat or mix with chalk: to […]



  • Chalkpit

    noun a quarry for chalk

  • Chalkrail

    a troughlike molding or strip holding chalk, erasers, etc., under a blackboard.



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