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texture

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noun tex·ture \ˈteks-chər\

Definition of texture

  1. 1a :  something composed of closely interwoven elements; specifically :  a woven clothb :  the structure formed by the threads of a fabric

  2. 2a :  essential part :  substanceb :  identifying quality :  character

  3. 3a :  the disposition or manner of union of the particles of a body or substanceb :  the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something <the texture of an oil painting>

  4. 4a :  a composite of the elements of prose or poetry <all these words…meet violently to form a texture impressive and exciting — John Berryman>b :  a pattern of musical sound created by tones or lines played or sung together

  5. 5a :  basic scheme or structureb :  overall structure

textural

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texturally

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textured

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textureless

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Examples of texture in a sentence

  1. wood with a rough texture

  2. the smooth texture of silk

  3. The plant's leaves are almost leathery in texture.

  4. foods with very different textures

  5. The custard should be smooth and creamy in texture.

  6. a song with layered textures

  7. I liked the raw, gritty texture of the film.

  8. The movies are similar in texture.

Origin and Etymology of texture

Latin textura, from textus, past participle of texere to weave — more at technical


First Known Use: 1578


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texture

transitive verb tex·ture

Definition of texture

textured

texturing

  1. :  to give a particular texture to

1694

First Known Use of texture

1694


TEXTURE Defined for English Language Learners

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texture

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noun tex·ture \ˈteks-chər\

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

texture

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noun tex·ture \ˈteks-chər\

Definition of texture for Students

  1. :  the structure, feel, and appearance of something



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