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Definition of "texture" []

  • A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements. (noun)
  • The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangment of its parts: the texture of sandy soil; the texture of cooked fish. (noun)
  • The appearance and feel of a surface: the smooth texture of soap. (noun)
  • A rough or grainy surface quality: Brick walls give a room texture. (noun)
  • Distinctive or identifying quality or character: "an intensely meditative poet [who] conveys the religious and cultural texture of time spent in a Benedictine monastery” ( New York Times). (noun)
  • The surface of a material, esp as perceived by the sense of touch (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The structure, appearance, and feel of a woven fabric (noun)
  • The general structure and disposition of the constituent parts of something (noun)
  • The distinctive character or quality of something (noun)
  • The nature of a surface other than smooth (noun)
  • The representation of the nature of a surface (noun)
  • Music considered as the interrelationship between the horizontally presented aspects of melody and rhythm and the vertically represented aspect of harmony (noun)
  • The nature and quality of the instrumentation of a passage, piece, etc (noun)
  • To give a distinctive usually rough or grainy texture to (verb)

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Use "texture" in a sentence
  • "Stadium MK is still oddly indistinguishable in texture from the Ikea megastore with which it shares a plot, its main entrance reminiscent of the marketing suite of a rather swish new suburban residential development."
  • "Skin texture is smoothed and refined, and the complexion becomes more even, translucent and bright.?"
  • "To make it possible, he had to mirror the label texture and adapt the source code."