- 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 chalkiness
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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