Definition of grainy in English:
adjective (grainier, grainiest)
1.1 Photography Showing visible grains of emulsion, as characteristic of old photographs or modern high-speed film.
- This work is inseparable from the grainy, vivid texture of 16 mm.
- ‘I wanted the images to be grainy and kind of gritty.
- But I kind of like the grainy, gritty look of the image.
1.2(Of sound, especially recorded music or a voice) having a rough or gravelly quality: the grainy sound of bootleg cassettes
More example sentences
- To my ears, it simply sounds like grainy, muddy ambient music and experiments in granular synthesis.
- I found that the sound was kind of grainy at times and seemed to cut out occasionally.
- Liam's voice, even though it is distinctive, it's different for the lone fact that no one else could sound as whiney, grainy and completely despondent with everything.
- Example sentences
- Lobster Risotto proves very, very soft, but with a hint of graininess in the background, and chopped mushrooms in the mix.
- The lift doors closed, and the young black man reached into his jacket and pulled out something small and dark that I could not recognise at first because of the graininess of the video.
- Photos are sharp and, though close inspection reveals slight graininess, clarity and tones are more than adequate for handing round holiday snaps among friends.
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