Definition of texture
1a : the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something the texture of an oil paintingb : the disposition or manner of union of the particles of a body or substance
2a : a composite of the elements of prose or poetry all these words … meet violently to form a texture impressive and exciting — John Berrymanb : a pattern of musical sound created by tones or lines played or sung together
4a : something composed of closely interwoven elements; specifically : a woven clothb : the structure formed by the threads of a fabric
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.
Recent Examples of texture from the Web
When these systems go awry, prolonged and excessive pain is common, as are changes in the texture of the skin and increased sensitivity in the affected area.
Mercury glass pendant lights create a cracked texture with browns and golds, which twinkle and reflect light around the kitchen.
All stand out due to Sainju's insistence on using the best ingredients, as well as his skill at combining and contrasting flavors and textures.
What the Post’s story shows is that the Obama administration—the wall—unwittingly provided the right texture for some of the attempt to stick.
It's poured, luxurious in texture and in amount, on top of the top layer of pasta.
An abrupt beginning of glowering brass and rattled bows released into an interlacing texture of sliding harmonics, bowed metal and muted brass, the wind timbres mixing and refracting.
Therein, it was argued that a rugose skull surface texture – extending all the way to the jaw edges – was linked with scalation and an absence of ‘
Tempeh has a chewy texture and nutty flavor and is marinated and crumbled for the BBQ pepper pizza with slices of vegan mozzarella and is also used in the tempeh sandwich with sweet southern-style BBQ sauce.
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Definition of texture
: to give a particular texture to
First Known Use of texture
TEXTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of texture for English Language Learners
: 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
TEXTURE Defined for Kids
Definition of texture for Students
: the structure, feel, and appearance of something
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