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

Examples of tactility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That tactility assumes even greater value in a digital age. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Nov. 2021 Impossible installments and the lavish world-building sets of Dune both lend tactility and weight to these huge blockbusters. Christian Holub, EW.com, 3 Sep. 2021 Filmed before the pandemic, the scene offers, through its tactility and the care and attention given and received in it, a salve for viewers who might require convalescing from their own ills. Dennis Zhou, The New Yorker, 28 Aug. 2021 There’s nowhere to sit, and nowhere near the level of tactility of Pedersen’s original, which encouraged touch. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 11 Aug. 2021 With the past year spent mostly virtually, clothing with tactility and visible craftsmanship has been more delightful than ever. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 10 Aug. 2021 The active exhaust remains less prone to shouting, and the steering effort decreases while maintaining its tactility. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 20 May 2021 The collections celebrated hand-wrought romance and, yes, tactility—the ability to finger the pearly shell shards on a friend’s Bottega dress IRL. Chloe Malle, Vogue, 16 July 2021 Some collectors are leaning further into technology by amassing digital artworks, while other sets of buyers are coping by prizing ceramics, with their fragile, lumpen tactility. Kelly Crow, WSJ, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of tactility

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tactility was in 1659

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“Tactility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tactility. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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