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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)

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 "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."