grainy


grainy

adjective \ˈgrā-nē\

: not smooth or fine

of a photograph : not clear or sharp because of having a picture formed from many dots that are large enough to be seen

grain·i·ergrain·i·est

Full Definition of GRAINY

1
:  resembling or having some characteristic of grain :  not smooth or fine
2
of a photograph :  appearing to be composed of grain-like particles
grain·i·ness noun

Examples of GRAINY

  1. The mustard has a grainy texture.
  2. <grainy sand kept it off the rankings as one of the nation's best beaches>

First Known Use of GRAINY

15th century

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