Having a granular appearance due to the clumping of particles in the emulsion. Used of photographs and film.(adjective)
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Use "grainy" in a sentence
"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."