chalk·​board ˈchȯk-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce chalkboard (audio)

Examples of chalkboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Volunteers worked to wire brush and paint the fences and chalkboards, weed flower beds and repaint the entrance sign to the play space at Memorial Park. Alyssa Alfano, cleveland, 18 Sep. 2023 Matthew Meselson, a geneticist and molecular biologist who experimentally confirmed how DNA is replicated, sat in the front row as Ozturk wrote out his findings on a chalkboard. Yasemin Saplakoglu, Quanta Magazine, 6 Sep. 2023 For a nourishing pick-me-up between strolling the Freedom Trail and catching a Red Sox game, go for a savory option like the roast beef sandwich (a Massachusetts classic) on fluffy focaccia—or try one of the daily specials handwritten on the chalkboard. Megan Zhang, Saveur, 6 Sep. 2023 Range: CornuFé 110 in Black; 06 Helpful Details Patricia had the refrigerator custom paneled in chalkboard—clever and hardworking! Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 June 2023 But, without a chalkboard and hyper-qualified brainstorming team handy, that word will have to do. Ann Hornaday, Anchorage Daily News, 20 July 2023 The dispenser also comes with a washable chalkboard placard that helps guests identify the beverage. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 30 June 2023 Paint Color: Almost Charcoal by Valspar 21 Gray Color Schemes that Showcase the Timeless Neutral 06 Black Widow by Glidden Look to Black Widow by Glidden for a chalkboard gray with a cool, moody undertone. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Sep. 2023 To buy: Sutera Stone Bath Mat $60 (was $70); A returns bin My house is constantly overflowing with library books to take back and Amazon purchases to return, so these two baskets with chalkboard labels are perfect to keep the clutter under wraps. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 14 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chalkboard was in 1816

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“Chalkboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


chalk·​board ˈchȯk-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce chalkboard (audio)
: a dark smooth surface (as of slate) used for writing or drawing on with chalk

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