(of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings.

Origin of close-grained

First recorded in 1745–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of close-grained

  • Edith Wharton, of course, writes in such a startlingly sharp and close-grained way about how people live.

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    How I Write: Meg Wolitzer

    Noah Charney

    March 26, 2014

Historical Examples of close-grained

British Dictionary definitions for close-grained



(of wood) dense or compact in texture
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