tactile

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

tac·tile

adjective \ˈtak-təl, -ˌtī(-ə)l\

: relating to the sense of touch

Full Definition of TACTILE

1
:  perceptible by touch :  tangible
2
:  of, relating to, or being the sense of touch
tac·tile·ly \-tə-lē, -ˌtīl-lē\ adverb

Examples of TACTILE

  1. The thick brushstrokes give the painting a tactile quality.
  2. He not only had visual difficulties but tactile ones, too—witness his grasping his wife's head and mistaking it for a hat … —Oliver Sacks, New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2002

Origin of TACTILE

French or Latin; French, from Latin tactilis, from tangere to touch — more at tangent
First Known Use: 1615

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