tactility

noun
tac·​til·​i·​ty | \ tak-ˈti-lə-tē How to pronounce tactility (audio) \

Definition of tactility

1 : the capability of being felt or touched
2 : responsiveness to stimulation of the sense of touch

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In one, a close-up view of an armchair, the pebbling of the covering has an almost dimensional tactility. BostonGlobe.com, "At the Griffin Museum, three shows and an array of photography talent - The Boston Globe," 13 Sep. 2019 There’s an irresistible tactility to typing on a typewriter, a satisfying sound, a feeling of authentic authorship. Katherine Roth, Twin Cities, "Clickety clack, let’s look back: Typewriters return," 14 July 2019 There’s an irresistible tactility to typing on a typewriter, a satisfying sound, a feeling of authentic authorship. Katherine Roth, Twin Cities, "Clickety clack, let’s look back: Typewriters return," 14 July 2019 There’s an irresistible tactility to typing on a typewriter, a satisfying sound, a feeling of authentic authorship. Katherine Roth, Twin Cities, "Clickety clack, let’s look back: Typewriters return," 14 July 2019 There’s an irresistible tactility to typing on a typewriter, a satisfying sound, a feeling of authentic authorship. Katherine Roth, Twin Cities, "Clickety clack, let’s look back: Typewriters return," 14 July 2019 As inevitably happens in August, a sweltering heat with the tactility of dog's breath had come over Houston when Raja Chari reported to the Johnson Space Center. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 4: Catching Apollo fever as a new NASA employee," 19 July 2019 There’s an irresistible tactility to typing on a typewriter, a satisfying sound, a feeling of authentic authorship. Katherine Roth, Twin Cities, "Clickety clack, let’s look back: Typewriters return," 14 July 2019 There’s an irresistible tactility to typing on a typewriter, a satisfying sound, a feeling of authentic authorship. Washington Post, "Clickety clack, let’s look back: Typewriters return," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of tactility

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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