Definition of chalky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɔːki/

adjective (chalkier, chalkiest)

1Consisting of or rich in chalk: chalky soil
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  • They will grow in most soils but dislike thin chalky soil or wet clay and do best in a sheltered site where winter sun will light up the beautiful foliage.
  • The soils of Champagne are chalky and full of minerals and the climate is on the cool side for making fine table wines.
  • The water at the Croydon end of the stream is chalky which makes it cleaner.
2Resembling chalk in texture or paleness of colour: walls of chalky green
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  • These are best deployed as fun colours with a slightly chalky texture so that they appear positive, but not eye-popping.
  • The views were to a hazy mid-distance, over fields of green, chalky white and jazzy yellow - a spectacle of colour.
  • Textures were subtle, colours chalky and lines clean.



Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɔːkinəs/
Example sentences
  • She noticed the strange chalkiness of his skin.
  • Generally, there is a certain chalkiness but a few flavors retain the yogurt tang, particularly the coffee.
  • In this way, the grittiness or chalkiness of the particles in the mouth is reduced.

Words that rhyme with chalky

balky, corky, gawky, Gorky, Milwaukee, pawky, porky, talkie, walkie-talkie

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