from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of or containing chalk: as, “thy chalky cliffs,”
  • Resembling chalk in any way: as, a chalky taste; a chalky fracture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of, or resembling, chalk; containing chalk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Consisting of or containing chalk.
  • adjective Resembling chalk in any way.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of something having the color of chalk
  • adjective composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk


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  • Not sure how goat cheese is described as chalky unless it's in reference to it's colouring.

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  • Not excited about the idea of chalky, chemical-flavored fritters, I guessed that the editors must have meant four teaspoons, which wound up working beautifully here.


  • Carbon dioxide emissions are causing the world's oceans to become more acidic, which is a threat to creatures that have "chalky" skeletons (including corals).

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  • She also had a kind of chalky powder she mixed with the water to produce excellent milk.

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  • There were two or three well-known men whose pale faces made the same kind of chalky and spectral spots amid the green of the trees as the plaster of the statues.

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  • Thank goodness for people who are educated enough to realize the difference between purchasing a pet from a reputable breeder and a "chalky" petstore. -

  • One Bwog associate, usually useful as a leftovers-consumer, described them as "chalky" and politely declined to finish the portion.

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  • If you have ever taken a winery tour, you will most likely recall the guide describing the soil with terms such as chalky, claylike, gravelly or volcanic.


  • Then I drove up to where they're openin 'the clay pit -- you know, that fine, white chalky stuff we saw 'em borin' out just outside the hundred an 'forty acres with the three knolls.


  • My secret: I horded NECCO wafers, those appalling chalky discs that raise glucose welts on the tongue.

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