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Chaulk vs. Chalk — What's the Difference?

By Tayyaba Rehman — Updated on September 7, 2023
"Chaulk" is the incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "Chalk." Chalk is a soft, white sedimentary rock used in writing and drawing.
Chaulk vs. Chalk

Difference Between Chaulk and Chalk

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Which is correct: Chaulk or Chalk

How to spell Chalk?

Chaulk

Incorrect Spelling

Chalk

Correct Spelling

Key Differences

Think of "Chalk" as in "Talk," both end in 'alk.'
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"Chalk" contains no 'u,' unlike "Chaulk."
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Imagine the 'h' and 'a' together in "chalk," standing for "Hard as A Rock."
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"Chalk" rhymes with "walk," another word with 'alk.'
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Note that the correct version has fewer letters, making it simpler and correct.
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Compare with Definitions

Chaulk

Chaulk is an incorrect spelling of Chalk.
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Chalk

Chalk is a soft, white sedimentary rock mainly composed of calcium carbonate.
Chalk cliffs are common in some coastal areas.
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Chaulk

Alternative spelling of chalk
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Chalk

Chalk is also a stick made of compressed chalk powder, used for writing on blackboards.
The teacher used yellow chalk to highlight important points.
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Chalk

Chalk can refer to a mark made by such a stick.
He drew a chalk line on the ground.
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Chalk

Chalk can be used to describe a specific pale color, resembling that of chalk.
The walls were painted in chalk white.
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Chalk

As a verb, chalk means to write or draw with chalk.
She chalked her name on the board.
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Chalk

Chalk is a soft, white, porous, sedimentary carbonate rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite and originally formed deep under the sea by the compression of microscopic plankton which had fallen to the sea floor. Chalk is common throughout Western Europe, where deposits underlie parts of France, and steep cliffs are often seen where they meet the sea in places such as the Dover cliffs on the Kent coast of the English Channel.
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Chalk

A white soft earthy limestone (calcium carbonate) formed from the skeletal remains of sea creatures.
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Chalk

Short for French chalk
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Chalk

Write or draw with chalk
He chalked a message on the board
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Chalk

Charge (drinks bought in a pub or bar) to a person's account
He chalked the bill on to the Professor's private account
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Chalk

A soft compact calcite, CaCO3, with varying amounts of silica, quartz, feldspar, or other mineral impurities, generally gray-white or yellow-white and derived chiefly from fossil seashells.
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Chalk

A piece of chalk or chalklike substance in crayon form, used for marking on a blackboard or other surface.
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Chalk

(Games) A small cube of chalk used in rubbing the tip of a billiard or pool cue to increase its friction with the cue ball.
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Chalk

A mark made with chalk.
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Chalk

Chiefly British A score or tally.
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Chalk

To mark, draw, or write with chalk
Chalked my name on the blackboard.
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Chalk

To rub or cover with chalk, as the tip of a billiard cue.
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Chalk

To make pale; whiten.
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Chalk

To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
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Chalk

(uncountable) A soft, white, powdery limestone (calcium carbonate, CaCO3).
Chalk cliffs are not recommended for climbing
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Chalk

(countable) A piece of chalk, or nowadays processed compressed gypsum (calcium sulfate, CaSO4), that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard (chalkboard).
The chalk used to write on the blackboard makes a squeaky sound
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Chalk

Tailor's chalk.
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Chalk

A white powdery substance used to prevent hands slipping from holds when climbing, or losing grip in weight-lifting or gymnastics, sometimes but not always limestone-chalk, often magnesium carbonate (MgCO3).
When working out your next move, it's a good idea to get some more chalk from the bag
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Chalk

A platoon-sized group of airborne soldiers.
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Chalk

The favorite in a sporting event.
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Chalk

The prediction that there will be no upsets, and the favored competitor will win.
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Chalk

To apply chalk to anything, such as the tip of a billiard cue.
Chalk your hands before climbing
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Chalk

To record something, as on a blackboard, using chalk.
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Chalk

To use powdered chalk to mark the lines on a playing field.
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Chalk

(figuratively) To record a score or event, as if on a chalkboard.
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Chalk

To manure (land) with chalk.
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Chalk

To make white, as if with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.
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Chalk

A soft, earthy substance, of a white, grayish, or yellowish white color, consisting of calcium carbonate, and having the same composition as common limestone.
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Chalk

Finely prepared chalk, used as a drawing implement; also, by extension, a compound, as of clay and black lead, or the like, used in the same manner. See Crayon.
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Chalk

To rub or mark with chalk.
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Chalk

To manure with chalk, as land.
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Chalk

To make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.
Let a bleak paleness chalk the door.
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Chalk

A soft whitish calcite
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Chalk

A pure flat white with little reflectance
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Chalk

Amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
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Chalk

A piece of chalk (or similar substance) used for writing on blackboards or other surfaces
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Chalk

Write, draw, or trace with chalk
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Common Curiosities

What is the root word of Chalk?

Old English "cealc."
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Which vowel is used before Chalk?

A.
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What is the singular form of Chalk?

Chalk.
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What is the plural form of Chalk?

Chalks.
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Why is it called Chalk?

It derives from the Old English word "cealc," related to the Latin "calx," meaning lime.
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What is the pronunciation of Chalk?

/ʧɔk/
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What is the verb form of Chalk?

Chalk (as in, to chalk up).
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Which conjunction is used with Chalk?

Any, depending on the sentence structure.
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Which article is used with Chalk?

"A" or "the," depending on context.
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Is Chalk a noun or adjective?

Primarily a noun, but can be used as an adjective (e.g., chalk white).
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Is Chalk an adverb?

No.
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Is Chalk an abstract noun?

No.
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Is Chalk a vowel or consonant?

It's a word, not a vowel or consonant.
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Is the Chalk term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but can be used metaphorically.
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Is the word Chalk imperative?

No, but it can be used in an imperative sentence.
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Which preposition is used with Chalk?

"Of" or "with," depending on the context.
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Is Chalk a countable noun?

Yes, when referring to individual pieces.
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How many syllables are in Chalk?

One.
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How do we divide Chalk into syllables?

It's a monosyllabic word.
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What is a stressed syllable in Chalk?

The single syllable is stressed.
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What is the first form of Chalk?

Chalk.
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Is the word Chalk a Gerund?

No.
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Is Chalk a collective noun?

No.
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What part of speech is Chalk?

Noun and Verb.
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What is another term for Chalk?

Calcium carbonate, when referring to the substance.
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What is the opposite of Chalk?

There's no direct opposite, but "eraser" negates its effect on a board.
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Which determiner is used with Chalk?

"A" or "the," depending on context.
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How is Chalk used in a sentence?

"The teacher used a piece of chalk to write on the blackboard."
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What is the second form of Chalk?

Chalked.
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What is the third form of Chalk?

Chalked.
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Is Chalk a negative or positive word?

Neutral.
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Is the word “Chalk” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

It can be either, depending on the sentence.
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