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chalky

[ chaw-kee ]
/ ˈtʃɔ ki /
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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.
Sports Slang. relating to the competitor considered most likely to win by the oddsmakers: Sports betting is boring if all you make are chalky picks—put some money on a long shot and live a little!
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Origin of chalky

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English chalki, chalky; see origin at chalk, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM chalky

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