[ chaw-kee ]
/ ˈtʃɔ ki /
adjective, chalk·i·er, chalk·i·est.
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.
Related formschalk·i·ness, nounnon·chalk·y, adjectiveun·chalk·y, adjective
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And I sometimes wonder whether this chalkiness is due to the use of the north light!Bromide Printing and Enlarging|John A. Tennant
Word Origin and History for chalkiness
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