Pronunciation: (grānd), [key]
1. having, reduced to, consisting of, or bearing grain or grains (usually used in combination): fine-grained sand; large-grained rice.
2. having a granular form, structure, or surface: wood and other grained materials.
3. having an artificially produced granular texture or pattern: grained kid.
4. marked by a particular quality (usually used in combination): tough-grained journalism.
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