chalky

[ 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.

Origin of chalky

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at chalk, -y1

Related forms

chalk·i·ness, nounnon·chalk·y, adjectiveun·chalk·y, adjective
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