Definition of texture
- the texture of an oil painting
- all these words … meet violently to form a texture impressive and exciting
- —John Berryman
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.
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: 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
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