Satin has a smooth texture.
An example of texture is the smooth feeling of satin.
- Archaic a woven fabric
- the character of a woven fabric as determined by the arrangement, size, quality, etc. of the fabric's threads: coarse texture, twilled texture
- the arrangement of the particles or constituent parts of any material or substance as it affects the appearance or feel of the surface; structure, composition, consistency, grain, etc.
- the tactile surface quality of a work of art, resulting from the artist's technique
- the melodic and harmonic relationships of musical materials
- basic structure: the texture of society
Origin of textureMiddle English from Classical Latin textura from texere, to weave: see technic
transitive verb-·tured, -·tur·ing
- A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
- The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts: the texture of sandy soil; the texture of cooked fish.
- a. The appearance and feel of a surface: the smooth texture of soap.b. A rough or grainy surface quality: Brick walls give a room texture.
- 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 )
- The quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements: “The baroque influence in his music is clear here, with the harmonic complexity and texture” ( Rachelle Roe )
transitive verbtex·tured, tex·tur·ing, tex·tures
Origin of textureMiddle English from Old French from Latin textūra from textus past participle of texere to weave ; see text .
- The feel or shape of a surface or substance; the smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. of something.
- The beans had a grainy, gritty texture in her mouth.
- (art) The quality given to a work of art by the composition and interaction of its parts.
- The piece of music had a mainly smooth texture.
- (computer graphics) An image applied to a polygon to create the appearance of a surface,
(third-person singular simple present textures, present participle texturing, simple past and past participle textured)