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 in a sentence
The mustard has a grainy texture.
grainy sand kept it off the rankings as one of the nation's best beaches
First Known Use of grainy
GRAINY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grainy for English Language Learners
: 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
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