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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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 There’s an irresistible tactility to typing on a typewriter, a satisfying sound, a feeling of authentic authorship. Katherine Roth, BostonGlobe.com, "‘It’s an instant printer’: Younger generation falls in love with typewriters," 3 July 2019 The movie is startling for its raw tactility: the opening credits play over close-ups of Jade’s burned skin, pitted and gnawed where the acid fell. K.s.c., The Economist, "In “Dirty God”, a woman navigates life in the wake of a brutal attack," 11 June 2019 Compared to the design minimalism practiced by Tesla, the Mercedes cabin is splendid in complication and tactility. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS: A Move Toward Electrification," 3 Aug. 2018 Indeed, their tactility is inherent to their charm. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Jeweler Pippa Small’s New Collection Was Hand-Forged 4,000 Meters Up in Bolivia," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of tactility

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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