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
texturalplay \-chə-rəl\ adjective
texturallyplay \-rə-lē\ adverb
texturedplay \-chərd\ adjective
texturelessplay \-chər-ləs\ adjective
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 and Etymology 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
TEXTURE Defined for Kids
Definition of texture for Students
: the structure, feel, and appearance of something
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up texture? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).