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chalknoun

uk   /tʃɔːk/  us   /tʃɑːk/
  • chalk noun (FOR DRAWING)

[C or U] a stick of this rock or a similar substance used for writing or drawing: He picked up a piece of chalk and wrote the answer on the blackboard. coloured chalks
chalky
adjective uk   /ˈtʃɔː.ki/  us   /ˈtʃɑː.ki/
The soil in this area is very chalky (= contains chalk).
chalkiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtʃɔː.ki.nəs/  us   /ˈtʃɑː.ki.nəs/

chalkverb [I or T]

uk   /tʃɔːk/  us   /tʃɑːk/
to write something with a piece of chalk
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of chalk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chalknoun [C/U]

 us   /tʃɔk/
a type of soft, white rock, or a similar substance, esp. in the shape of a stick and sometimes colored, used for writing or drawing
(Definition of chalk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chalk”
in Korean 백악, 분필…
in Arabic طَباشير, طَبْشورة…
in Malaysian kapur…
in French craie…
in Russian мел…
in Chinese (Traditional) 白堊, 粉筆…
in Italian gesso…
in Turkish kireç, tebeşir…
in Polish kreda…
in Spanish creta, tiza, escribir con tiza…
in Vietnamese đá phấn, phấn viết…
in Portuguese calcário, giz…
in Thai หินสีขาว, ชอล์ก…
in German die Kreide…
in Catalan creta, guix…
in Japanese 白亜(灰白色の石灰岩), チョーク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 白垩, 粉笔…
in Indonesian gamping, kapur…
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