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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [verb klohz greynd]
    • /verb kloʊz greɪnd/
    • /kləʊz greɪnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb klohz greynd]
    • /verb kloʊz greɪnd/

Definitions of close-grained word

  • adjective close-grained (of wood) dense or compact in texture 3
  • adjective close-grained (of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings. 1

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Origin of close-grained

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1745-55

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Parts of speech for Close-grained


close-grained popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for close-grained

adj close-grained

  • solid — having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness), as a geometrical body or figure.
  • tight — firmly or closely fixed in place; not easily moved; secure: a tight knot.
  • compact — Compact things are small or take up very little space. You use this word when you think this is a good quality.
  • firm — not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture.
  • short — having little length; not long.

Antonyms for close-grained

adj close-grained

  • large — of more than average size, quantity, degree, etc.; exceeding that which is common to a kind or class; big; great: a large house; a large number; in large measure; to a large extent.
  • unabridged — not abridged or shortened, as a book.
  • far — at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet.
  • faraway — distant; remote: faraway lands.
  • inaccurate — not accurate; incorrect or untrue.

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