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Definitions for grainy
ˈgreɪ nigrainy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, mealyadjective

    composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

    "granular sugar"; "the photographs were grainy and indistinct"; "it left a mealy residue"


  1. grainyadjective

    Resembling grains; granular.

  2. grainyadjective

    Coarsely ground or gritty.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grainyadjective

    Etymology: from grain.


  1. grainy

    Grainy refers to a rough or coarse texture or appearance, often characterized by small particles or granules. This term can be applied to various contexts like photographs, food, materials, etc., indicating visible grains or lack of smoothness or clarity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grainyadjective

    resembling grains; granular

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grainy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grainy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of grainy in a Sentence

  1. Eleanor Robson:

    On repeated viewing of that very grainy video, we now suspect that there( were) far more originals in Mosul Museum than I first thought, whilst there was indeed a program to relocate antiquities to safekeeping in Baghdad, it looks now as though it didn't reach that particular museum.

  2. Alex Acker:

    It's an un-hopped beer and a unique recipe that we wanted to stay true to, without the hops in there and with these other unusual ingredients, you get a starchy, grainy flavor and aroma with a bit of sourness, almost like an ancient berliner weisse.

  3. Danielle Smith:

    Ms. Notley likes to show grainy videos of things I said while I was on radio and the reason she does that is she doesn’t want to run on her record, and the reason she doesn’t want to run on her record is it was an absolute disaster.

  4. Stephen Fagin:

    There's nothing more tantalizing than looking at a flickering a film projected on a wall, trying to find details in the grainy shadows and digging through secret locked files and looking for evidence, looking for some nugget of information that's never been revealed before.

  5. Derek Glas:

    I don’t like to use a really high ISO because you get a lot of noise and the photos get grainy.

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