- 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.
Origin of chalky
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Examples from the Web for chalky
And, thanks to Jimmy, Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) got revenge on the Klansmen who shot up his warehouse.‘Homeland,’ ‘Revenge,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and More: Where We Left Off
Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez
September 10, 2012
Chalky by all means is a businessman and he is in it for the money, the power, the prestige, and the status.
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On The Wire, Michael Kenneth Williams played President Obama's favorite TV character, Omar—now he's Boardwalk's Chalky White.
His eyes were closed, his face a dead, chalky white, and his body hung limp.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
They abound on the chalky downs and in some sandy districts, but not in the clays.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1
His face was more than colorless, it was chalky even to the lips.The Man from the Bitter Roots</p>
She reached her fat, chalky arm toward the money, but Gordon was before her.Mountain Blood
Whittington, apparently unharmed, was chalky and stuttering from fright.Jim Spurling, Fisherman</p>
Albert Walter Tolman
Word Origin and History for chalky
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