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chalk

 (chôk)
n.
1. A soft compact calcite, CaCO3, with varying amounts of silica, quartz, feldspar, or other mineral impurities, generally gray-white or yellow-white and derived chiefly from fossil seashells.
2.
a. A piece of chalk or chalklike substance in crayon form, used for marking on a blackboard or other surface.
b. Games A small cube of chalk used in rubbing the tip of a billiard or pool cue to increase its friction with the cue ball.
3. A mark made with chalk.
4. Chiefly British A score or tally.
tr.v. chalked, chalk·ing, chalks
1. To mark, draw, or write with chalk: chalked my name on the blackboard.
2. To rub or cover with chalk, as the tip of a billiard cue.
3. To make pale; whiten.
4. To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
Phrasal Verb:
chalk up
1. To earn or score: chalk up points.
2. To credit or ascribe: Chalk that up to experience.

[Middle English, from Old English cealk, from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx.]

chalk′i·ness n.
chalk′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chalky - composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
2.chalky - of something having the color of chalk; "she turned chalky white"
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
Translations
أبْيَض كالطباشيرطَباشيري
bledýkřídovitýkřídový
kridhvidkridtholdig
krétaszerû
kalkhvíturkalkkenndur
kriedový
soluktebeşir gibi

chalky

[ˈtʃɔːkɪ] ADJ (chalkier (compar) (chalkiest (superl))) (Geol) → cretáceo

chalky

[ˈtʃɔːki] adj
[soil] → crayeux/euse
[white] → crayeux/euse
to become a chalky white [face] → devenir blanc comme un linge

chalky

adj (+er) (= containing chalk)kalkhaltig, kalkig; (= like chalk)kalkartig; (= covered with chalk)voller Kalk

chalky

[ˈtʃɔːkɪ] adj (water, soil) → calcareo/a; (complexion) → biancastro/a

chalk

(tʃoːk) noun
1. a white rock; a type of limestone.
2. (a piece of) a chalk-like substance used for writing (especially on blackboards). a box of chalks.
ˈchalky adjective
1. of or like chalk. a chalky substance.
2. white or pale. Her face looked chalky.
ˈchalkboard noun
a smooth board, usually green, for writing or drawing on with crayon or chalk.
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