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1       adj   A grainy photograph looks as if it is made up of lots of spots, which make the lines or shapes in it difficult to see.  
...grainy black and white photos.     
2       adj   Grainy means having a rough surface or texture, or containing small bits of something.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: smooth)    ...the grainy tree trunk..., Do not use a grainy mustard.     
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grain, graying, gran, granny

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