Chalk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃɔːk|  American pronunciation of the word chalk
Brit.  |tʃɔːk|  British pronunciation of the word chalk


- a soft whitish calcite
- a pure flat white with little reflectance
- an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant (syn: crank, deoxyephedrine, glass, ice, meth, methamphetamine, methedrine, shabu, trash)
- a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces


- write, draw, or trace with chalk


The teacher handed her a piece of chalk and asked her to write the answer on the chalkboard.

He put chalk marks on the stage to show the actors where they should stand.

They drew pictures on the sidewalk with colored chalks.

She chalked a message on the side of the barn.

He chalked the stage to show the actors where they should stand.

Chalk is formed of the broken remains of minute forms of marine animal life.

I don't have anything in common with my brother. We're like chalk and cheese.

Fear stared in her eyes, and chalked her face.

writing in chalk on the blackboard

He wiped the chalk dust off his hands.

The children traced their hands onto the sidewalk with chalk.

I erased the chalk marks from the blackboard.

Now we can chalk up another victory for our team.

The two brothers are as different as chalk and cheese.

They're like chalk and cheese, those two.

Phrasal verbs

chalk out  — make a sketch of
chalk up  — accumulate as a debt

Word forms

I/you/we/they: chalk
he/she/it: chalks
present participle: chalking
past tense: chalked
past participle: chalked
singular: chalk
plural: chalks
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