- the characteristic visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used.
- the imitation of the tactile quality of represented objects.
verb (used with object), tex·tured, tex·tur·ing.
Origin of texture
Examples from the Web for texture
Not only did it look like and have the texture of crude oil, it tasted like it had been recently drilled.
I inquire if I may touch it and find the texture soft and creamy.
As more time passes, the coral that attach give the works entirely new shape, texture, and color.Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea|Justin Jones|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The texture was awkward and as I pulled it back and forth between my teeth, I just began to feel more and more nauseous.
Smith described the films as comparable to “Listerine mouth strips” in terms of texture.
They are made of the common hat body, and a texture of silk with a long nap.Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)|Edward Hazen
In the Dutchman it is the stuff and texture of the music that make the effect.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
Soft and silky, yet with firmness of texture, and in subdued coloring, they seem appropriate for any room.Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern|Rosa Belle Holt
The texture of food is entitled to a score of 20 if it is perfect.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Never was flower more exquisite in texture and fringing—never one more graceful in habit.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
British Dictionary definitions for texture
- music considered as the interrelationship between the horizontally presented aspects of melody and rhythm and the vertically represented aspect of harmonya contrapuntal texture
- the nature and quality of the instrumentation of a passage, piece, etc
Word Origin for texture
Word Origin and History for texture
early 15c., "network, structure," from Middle French texture, from Latin textura "web, texture, structure," from stem of texere "to weave," from PIE root *tek- "to weave, to fabricate, to make; make wicker or wattle framework" (cf. Sanskrit taksati "he fashions, constructs," taksan "carpenter;" Avestan taša "ax, hatchet," thwaxš- "be busy;" Old Persian taxš- "be active;" Greek tekton "carpenter," tekhne "art;" Old Church Slavonic tesla "ax, hatchet;" Lithuanian tasau "to carve;" Old Irish tal "cooper's ax;" Old High German dahs, German Dachs "badger," literally "builder;" Hittite taksh- "to join, unite, build"). Meaning "structural character" is recorded from 1650s.