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grain·y

 (grā′nē)
adj. grain·i·er, grain·i·est
1. Made of or resembling grain; granular.
2. Resembling the grain of wood.
3. Having a granular appearance, as from the clumping of particles in the emulsion of a photograph.

grain′i·ness n.

grainy

(ˈɡreɪnɪ)
adj, grainier or grainiest
1. resembling, full of, or composed of grain; granular
2. (Furniture) resembling the grain of wood, leather, etc
3. (Photography) photog having poor definition because of large grain size
ˈgraininess n

grain•y

(ˈgreɪ ni)

adj. grain•i•er, grain•i•est.
1. resembling grain; granular.
2. full of grains or grain.
3. (of a photographic negative or positive) having a granular appearance.
[1605–15]
grain′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grainy - 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"
coarse, harsh - of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"

grainy

adjective
Consisting of or covered with large particles:
Translations

grainy

[ˈgreɪnɪ] ADJ (grainier (compar) (grainiest (superl))) (Phot) → granulado, con grano; [substance] → granulado

grainy

[ˈgreɪni] adj [film, photograph] → qui a du grain
[surface] → granuleux/euse

grainy

adj (+er)
(= granular) texturekörnig; surfacegekörnt
leathergenarbt; woodmaserig, gemasert
photograph, videounscharf

grainy

[ˈgreɪnɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → granuloso/a; (skin) → butterato/a
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