chalkiness, n.
/chaw"kee/, adj., chalkier, chalkiest.
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.
[1425-75; late ME; see CHALK, -Y1]

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