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grainy

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adjective \ˈgrā-nē\

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

grain·i·ergrain·i·est

  1. 1 :  resembling or having some characteristic of grain :  not smooth or fine

  2. 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>



15th Century

First Known Use of grainy

15th century



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