Pronunciation: (chô'kē), [key]
—adj., chalk•i•er, chalk•i•est.
1. of or like chalk.
2. of a chalklike consistency: chalky soil.
3. without resonance, color, warmth, etc.: several high tones that were quite chalky.
4. Photog.lacking in detail, due to extreme contrast: a chalky print.
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