- Texture is defined as the physical composition of something, or the look and feel of fabric.
An example of texture is the smooth feeling of satin.
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- 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, as wood, metal, etc., as it affects the appearance or feel of the surface; structure, composition, 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: Middle English from Classical Latin textura from texere, to weave: see technic
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- A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
- 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.
- 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).
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin textūra, from textus, past participle of texere, to weave; see text.
- texˈtur·al adjective
- texˈtur·al·ly adverb
- texˈtured adjective
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