- of, pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch.
- perceptible to the touch; tangible.
Origin of tactile
Examples from the Web for tactile
Could Peso-trash be a serious threat to the lively and tactile scene down the hill?The Second Life of San Miguel de Allende
February 26, 2014
These tactile projects make them “feel they can start and finish something,” she said.
Physical books, which can only be seen and handled in physical bookshops, are lovely, tactile things.How We Lost Bookshops Thanks to Amazon and Publishers
July 19, 2012
Tactile and open, she makes you feel both important and protective.The Woman Who Could Bring Down Cameron
May 9, 2012
Taurus is tactile, sensual, lush—adjectives ascribed to this auteur.Zodiac Beast: May 1-7
Starsky + Cox
April 30, 2011
Tactile: used for touching; an organ that has the sense of touch.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
There is, I am told, tactile memory as well as visual and aural memory.Story of My Life
It was the tactile, not the visual sensations that upset him.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
Page 54: each of the tactile organ probably should be organs.
Sometimes they are transformed into feelers or tactile organs.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
- of, relating to, affecting, or having a sense of toucha tactile organ; tactile stimuli
- rare capable of being touched; tangible
Word Origin and History for tactile
1610s, "perceptible to touch," from French tactile, from Latin tactilis "tangible, that may be touched," from tactus, past participle of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Meaning "of or pertaining to touch" is attested from 1650s.
- Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.
- Used for feeling.
- Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual.
- Used for or sensitive to touch.