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texture

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noun tex·ture \ˈteks-chər\

Definition of texture

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 3a :  essential part :  substanceb :  identifying quality :  character

  4. 4a :  something composed of closely interwoven elements; specifically :  a woven clothb :  the structure formed by the threads of a fabric

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of texture

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


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texture

verb tex·ture

Definition of texture

textured

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texturing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a particular texture to

First Known Use of texture

1694


TEXTURE Defined for English Language Learners

texture

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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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