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Definition of "tactile" []

  • Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible. (adjective)
  • Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: "Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language” ( Helen Vendler). (adjective)
  • Used for feeling: a tactile organ. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex. (adjective)

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.

Use "tactile" in a sentence
  • "The prints - like their subjects - are analog, tactile, which is to say different from a collection of bits and bytes."
  • "If you want the ultimate in tactile, it's being out on the road, where people can see it, hear it, talk to it, and those things."
  • "Are you completely lacking in tactile senses as a result of nothing being able to penetrate your nerves of steel?"