American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made of or resembling grain; granular.
- adj. Resembling the grain of wood.
- adj. Having a granular appearance due to the clumping of particles in the emulsion. Used of photographs and film.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of grains or corn; full of kernels.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling grains; granular.
- adj. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
“Nor did they like the texture, which they called grainy and fatty.”
“The film, shot in grainy black and white, was a strange mixture of naturalism and existentialism.”
“Featuring dramatic "reenactments" of high school bathroom rape scenes shot in grainy black-and-white footage, the lengthy segment's vaguely salacious claims about local high school girls being raped and "sodomized" with "sex toys bought on the Internet" was based almost entirely on the lurid musings of a single Shelby County gang officer.”
“I was introduced to the work of Diana Arbus years ago by my rock photographer friend, Panny, who was much influenced by Arbus, and like her worked with a Rolliflex in grainy black and white.”
“He even makes his first assassination (shown in grainy black and white) an unsettlingly erotic experience.”
“More accurate title grainy picture of flame in micro-gravity”
“Some artists were obviously aware of the issue of copyright infringement: At the bottom of one poster there is the casual typewritten remark (in grainy capitals): “What you don’t know about copying and duplicating won’t hurt you.””
“Just tonight I burned up several minutes watching this, this, this, this, and this — all examples of that film a bunch of models in grainy Super 8″ style that was briefly hot in the ’80s.”
“Shot in grainy black-and-white film, it took place entirely in San Francisco’s Chinatown.”
“In the utter blackness of the tunnel, Smith recalled the grainy photograph of Zoran Lustbaden, with its cold, translucent eyes and lips twitching in a half-moon smile.”
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