Simple Definition of grainy
: 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
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
Examples of grainy
The mustard has a grainy texture.
<grainy sand kept it off the rankings as one of the nation's best beaches>
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