grainy

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adjective \ ˈgrā-nē \

Definition of grainy

grainier; grainiest
1 :resembling or having some characteristic of grain :not smooth or fine
2 of a photograph :appearing to be composed of grain-like particles

graininess

noun

Examples of grainy in a Sentence

  1. The mustard has a grainy texture.

  2. grainy sand kept it off the rankings as one of the nation's best beaches

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First Known Use of grainy

15th century


GRAINY Defined for English Language Learners

grainy

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adjective

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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