What is coarse?

  • (adj): Of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch.
    Example: "Coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on coarse:

Audio Engineering Society, Coarse-groove Calibration Discs - A Closer Look At The Preservation Problem
... These time constants are identical to those used in the AES Coarse-groove Calibration Discs. 1945-1960 Flat/BBC/BBC CCIR standard coarse-groove transcriptions Flat/450/50 AES (some early US Lps) Flat/400/63.6 Modern LPs (RIAA equalization) 3180/318/75 ...

More definitions of "coarse":

  • (adj): Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste.
    Example: "He had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"
    Synonyms: common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar
  • (adj): Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent.
    Example: "Coarse language"
    Synonyms: crude, earthy, gross, vulgar
  • (adj): Of low or inferior quality or value.
    Example: "Of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare
    Synonyms: common

Famous quotes containing the word coarse:

    The puritanical potentialities of science have never been forecast. If it evolves a body of organized rites, and is established as a religion, hierarchically organized, things more than anything else will be done in the name of “decency.” The coarse fumes of tobacco and liquors, the consequent tainting of the breath and staining of white fingers and teeth, which is so offensive to many women, will be the first things attended to.
    Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957)

    Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    For one that comes with a pencil to sketch or sing, a thousand come with an axe or rifle. What a coarse and imperfect use Indians and hunters make of nature! No wonder that their race is so soon exterminated.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)