adjective of, pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch. perceptible to the touch; tangible. Origin of tactile 1605–15;
tangible, equivalent to
) (past participle of
to touch) +
-ilis -ile Related forms tac·til·i·ty , [tak- til-i-tee] /tækˈtɪl ɪ ti/ noun non·tac·tile, adjective non·tac·til·i·ty, noun un·tac·tile, adjective
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Related Words for tactility lick
rub Examples from the Web for tactility Historical Examples of tactility British Dictionary definitions for tactility adjective of, relating to, affecting, or having a sense of touch a tactile organ; tactile stimuli rare capable of being touched; tangible Derived Forms tactility ( tækˈtɪlɪtɪ), noun Word Origin for tactile
C17: from Latin
tactilis, from tangere to touch
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Word Origin and History for tactility adj.
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.
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adj. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible. Used for feeling. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual.
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Used for or sensitive to touch.
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