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
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.
A few days after the ceremony, a grainy video of Butera's speech spread wildly across the Internet - more than 75,000 endorsements on Reddit alone.
The footage is too grainy to show details of the person's face, but investigators believe the person lit a dumpster fire that day, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
A grainy color photo Drotleff unearthed shows them outfitted in matching blazers, singing the National Anthem at an Indians game.
Before that, in March 2015, she and Calvin Harris were photographed shopping together in a Nashville Whole Foods, before grainy photos of them kissing at a Kenny Chesney concert tied a bow on the dating rumors.
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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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