to the touch

idiom

used to say that something feels a certain way when touched
Sand the wood until it is smooth to the touch.

Examples of to the touch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These leggings are luxuriously soft to the touch and offer the kind of compression that feels like an encouraging hug. Kristine Thomason, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2024 The product, which doubles as a heat-protectant, left our hair soft to the touch and didn’t weigh down our hair as much as other formulations. Genevieve Cepeda, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 Grill the trout over medium heat, about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until the flesh is firm to the touch. Jonathan Miles, Field & Stream, 23 May 2024 Pick a product that’s too strong, and your beautiful hairstyle will be crunchy to the touch. Genevieve Cepeda, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 Featuring a blend of linen and cotton, this button-down shirt allows for plenty of airflow and is light to the touch. Alicia Geigel, Southern Living, 18 May 2024 The sandals are made from ethylene vinyl acetate, a resin material that’s malleable like rubber, but softer to the touch. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 The cover material was cool to the touch but still provided a warming effect. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 13 May 2024 After 25 minutes, the paint will be dry to the touch. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 May 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'to the touch.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near to the touch

Cite this Entry

“To the touch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20the%20touch. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!