Definition of Chalky

1. Adjective. Composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk.

Exact synonyms: Calcareous
Partainyms: Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate
Derivative terms: Chalk



2. Adjective. Of something having the color of chalk. "She turned chalky white"
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Chalk, Chalk

Definition of Chalky

1. a. Consisting of, or resembling, chalk; containing chalk; as, a chalky cliff; a chalky taste.

Definition of Chalky

1. Adjective. Consisting of or containing chalk. ¹

2. Adjective. Resembling chalk in any way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chalky

1. resembling chalk [adj CHALKIER, CHALKIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalky

chalkhill blues
chalkier
chalkiest
chalkily
chalkiness
chalking
chalking up
chalkitis
chalklike
chalkpit
chalkpits
chalks
chalks up
chalkstone
chalkstones
chalky (current term)
challa
challacolloite
challacolloites
challah
challahs
challan
challaned
challans
challas
challenge
challenge diet
challengeable
challenged
challenger

Literary usage of Chalky

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1. Papers and Notes on the Glacial Geology of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry Carvill Lewis, Henry William Crosskey (1894)
"Deeley is wrong in saying that two deposits occur here, the chalky boulder clay ... Section of Great chalky Boulder Clay, near Blaby Wharf Charnwood granite ..."

2. Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions: A Journal of by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith (1856)
"We now kept on southeast across the tract of desolate chalky hills above described, mostly along a winding valley. Nowhere had we seen a more ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... chalky cliffs arife. Sprung from Pirithous of immortal race, 900 The fruit of fair ... chalky ..."

4. The Great Ice Age and Its Relation to the Antiquity of Man by James Geikie (1894)
"Away from Cromer that deposit is represented by what is known as the great chalky boulder- clay, which covers extensive areas in Lincoln, Norfolk, Suffolk, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"soft, chalky mineral of a cohesive nature, easily calcium borates, ... It is of a soft chalky nature, purely white, can be easily nibbed to powder, ..."

6. General surgical pathology and therapeutics, in fifty lectures: In Fifty-one by Theodor Billroth (1879)
"of the chalky salts from the peripheral portions of the osseous framework in ... by which it is started also begins with loss of chalky salts from the bone ..."

7. Clinical Lectures on Senile and Chronic Diseases by Jean Martin Charcot (1881)
"chalky concretions around joints.—Concretions in the substance of the skin. ... Long ago it was known that in gouty people, tophi, chalky deposits, ..."

8. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1831)
"By the same means, the present sterile sands of Sologne in the department of Cher, and others in Brittany might be chalky cultivated. ..."

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