- of, pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch.
- perceptible to the touch; tangible.
Origin of tactile
Related Words for tactilitylick, tap, taste, communication, collision, stroke, caress, embrace, brush, crash, blow, pat, percussion, feel, scratch, hug, impact, perception, hit, rub
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Historical Examples of tactility
In adaptation to the darkness, in which there is only luminescence that eyes could use, there is a great development of tactility.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
The picture contains movement in the vital sense, and possesses a tactility as great as a Giorgione done with modern means.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
- of, relating to, affecting, or having a sense of toucha tactile organ; tactile stimuli
- rare capable of being touched; tangible
Word Origin 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.