[tak-choo-uh l]


of or relating to the sense of touch.
communicating or imparting the sensation of contact; arising from or due to touch.

Origin of tactual

1635–45; < Latin tāctu(s) touch (see tact) + -al1
Related formstac·tu·al·ly, adverbun·tac·tu·al, adjectiveun·tac·tu·al·ly, adverb
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Related Words for tactual

tactile, material, palpable, physical, solid, tangible

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British Dictionary definitions for tactual



caused by touch; causing a tactile sensation
of or relating to the tactile sense or the organs of touch
Derived Formstactually, adverb

Word Origin for tactual

C17: from Latin tactus a touching; see tact
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Word Origin and History for tactual

1640s, from Latin tactus "touch" (see tactile) + -al (1).

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