Simple Definition of texture
: the way that something feels when you touch it
: the way that a food or drink feels in your mouth
: the various parts of a song, poem, movie, etc., and the way they fit together
Full Definition of texture
1a : something composed of closely interwoven elements; specifically : a woven clothb : the structure formed by the threads of a fabric
3a : the disposition or manner of union of the particles of a body or substanceb : the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something <the texture of an oil painting>
4a : a composite of the elements of prose or poetry <all these words…meet violently to form a texture impressive and exciting — John Berryman>b : a pattern of musical sound created by tones or lines played or sung together
5a : basic scheme or structureb : overall structure
Examples of texture in a sentence
wood with a rough texture
the smooth texture of silk
The plant's leaves are almost leathery in texture.
foods with very different textures
The custard should be smooth and creamy in texture.
a song with layered textures
I liked the raw, gritty texture of the film.
The movies are similar in texture.
Origin of texture
Latin textura, from textus, past participle of texere to weave — more at technical
First Known Use: 1578
Definition of texture
: to give a particular texture to
First Known Use of texture
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Definition of texture for Students
: the structure, feel, and appearance of something
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