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
One product of his southern trip was Nashville hot chicken, for which bird parts are brined, seasoned with cayenne and garlic, breaded and fried until crisp and deep golden, served drizzled with honey and house made grainy mustard and pickle slices.
All Grand Caravans get a backup camera, but the image projected onto the infotainment screen is grainy and dark.
The earliest photographs from the late 1800s and early 1990s showed a grainy, gray sphere.
Could a grainy, black-and-white photo, long buried in the National Archives, offer new evidence to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery?
And even Martin Luther King Jr., the nonviolent leader of the 1960s, was more than a docile man on grainy black and white footage.
Grainy video of a sucker-punching president neatly captures a shift that has transpired slowly and then mind-bogglingly quickly in recent years: Hatred has come into the mainstream.
The grainy footage from those title bouts proved difficult to discern.
Breakfast was a lovely affair in the inn’s bar—homemade yogurt, grainy bread, salmon smoked a few towns over in Newlyn.
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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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