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
Recent Examples of grainy from the Web
The result is a sipping liquor, with weight and a mild, grainy sweetness that doesn't catch like fire at the back of your throat.
Chefs ceremoniously sliced them open, and an impossible number of quails tumbled out of the animals’ cavities: seasoned with grainy mustard, fragrant with garlic and wet with piggy juices, like something from a Roman feast.
Babe Ruth winks in grainy, flickering black and white.
Though Tri-X has gone through a number of manufacturing permutations over the decades, the film’s character---its versatility and distinctive grainy quality---remains unchanged.
Is Bill Gates’ grainy visage hair-raising enough to arrest the wandering eye?
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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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