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[grey-nee] /ˈgreɪ ni/

adjective, grainier, grainiest.
resembling ; granular.
full of or .
having a natural or simulated , as wood, wallpaper, etc.
Photography. (of a negative or positive) having a granular appearance.
adjective grainier, grainiest
resembling, full of, or composed of grain; granular
resembling the grain of wood, leather, etc
(photog) having poor definition because of large grain size

1610s, from grain + -y (2). In Middle English, grain also was used as an adjective, “like grain, lumpy, spotted” (early 15c.).


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