Definition of Grainy

1. Adjective. Composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency. "It left a mealy residue"

Exact synonyms: Coarse-grained, Farinaceous, Granular, Granulose, Gritty, Mealy
Similar to: Coarse, Harsh
Derivative terms: Grain, Graininess, Grain, Granularity, Grit



Definition of Grainy

1. a. Resembling grains; granular.

Definition of Grainy

1. Adjective. Resembling grains; granular. ¹

2. Adjective. Coarsely ground or gritty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grainy

1. granular [adj GRAINIER, GRAINIEST] - See also: granular

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grainy

grainfield
grainfields
grainier
grainiest
grainily
graininess
graininesses
graining
grainings
grainland
grainlands
grainless
grainlike
grains of paradise
grainy (current term)
grainy club
grainy club mushrooms
graip
graips
graith
graithed
graithing
graithly
graiths
grakle
grakles
grallae
grallatores
grallatorial

Literary usage of Grainy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Condensed Milk and Milk Powder: Prepared for the Use of Milk Condenseries by Otto Frederick Hunziker (1920)
"... grainy, separated and churned, blown or fermented, brown, gritty, metallic. Curdy, Plain Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk. General Description. ..."

2. Condensed Milk and Milk Powder: Prepared for the Use of Milk Condenseries by Otto Frederick Hunziker (1918)
"DEFECTIVE EVAPORATED MILK AND PLAIN CONDENSED BULK MILK The following are the chief defects of unsweetened condensed milk: curdy, grainy, separated and ..."

3. Hellenistic Pottery: The Plain Wares by Susan I. Rotroff (2006)
"Medium hard, grainy, light reddish brown fabric (ca. SYR 6/4). ... Atypical fabric: medium hard, grainy, mottled light red to light brown (2.5YR 6/6 to ..."

4. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1921)
"The relative merits of creamy and grainy fat were tested in the following manner: A smooth creamy lard was melted and then cooled very slowly in a warm ..."

5. Annual Report (1913)
"If the old macadam does not present the desired coarse, grainy surface, or is not at proper and satisfactory grade after cleaning, it shall be spiked up and ..."

6. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1909)
"The lard is made into a grainy condition suitable for pressing. ... Lard or grease that has not been made into a grainy condition is not susceptible of ..."

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