tac·​tu·​al ˈtak-chə-wəl How to pronounce tactual (audio)
tactually adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, tactual gold is up more than 4% and back around $1,900 an ounce, once again flirting with record highs of above $2,000. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 27 Apr. 2022

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Word History


Latin tactus sense of touch — more at tact

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tactual was in 1642

Dictionary Entries Near tactual

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“Tactual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tactual. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


tac·​tual ˈtak-chə-wəl How to pronounce tactual (audio)
: of or relating to the sense or the organs of touch : derived from or producing the sensation of touch : tactile
tactual stimuli
tactually adverb
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