Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "large-grained" [large-grained]

  • Not having a fine texture (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "large-grained" in a sentence
  • "The rock here is a porphyritic granite (porhyritic meaning that the stone has large-grained crystals, such as feldspar or quartz, dispersed in a fine-grained feldspathic matrix or groundmass)."
  • "The difference in temperature between the warm ground and cold snow causes the flakes to form large-grained, square or cup-shaped facets, known as depth hoar, which don't bond well."
  • "It had happened at the dinner at the funeral of Kostukov that the old deacon saw among the savouries some large-grained caviare and began eating it greedily; people nudged him, tugged at his arm, but he seemed petrified with enjoyment: felt nothing, and only went on eating."
Words like "large-grained"