- 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.
Origin of texture
OTHER WORDS FROM texture
How to use texture in a sentence
We’ve thickened broths with boiled potato, pureed right into the hot broth, or even roasted vegetables, which give gravy depth of flavor in addition to texture.How to make pan gravy with or without meat drippings|Daniela Galarza|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
I preferred the Cava brand here, as its thicker texture clings to the meat nicely.Harissa-glazed turkey legs with sweet potatoes deliver big flavor on a budget|Becky Krystal|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
You can even tell the texture of the ground on which your character is walking without looking at the screen.Video games feel different on the PlayStation 5 and that’s a good thing|Stan Horaczek|November 9, 2020|Popular-Science
Such cases of departure from all rationale long have lent such beautiful texture to the sport.There is plenty of happiness in college football — if you know where to look|Chuck Culpepper|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Use one or two in a room to add texture, warmth, color or function.Shopping with the pros: Annie Elliott shares her favorite items from Room & Board|Mari-Jane Williams|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
They sport a leathery, crackle-textured skin and glow with salt-and-pepper zest.
The Night Guest is a beautifully textured novel built around this basic philosophical question.Caught in Her Mind: Fiona McFarlane’s ‘The Night Guest’|Andrea Walker|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Another key theme was layering—such as textured miniskirts over longer, narrow skirts—and suede or tutus over layers.
What emerges is as complex and textured as any novel while providing a primer on the use of power in a democracy.Our Favorite Books of 2012: Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Others’ Picks|The Daily Beast|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I mean, he had such a mouth on him—so textured, so open, so often on the money.
At the jungle's edge, leaves and fronds sped multi-textured rippling along the foliage.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
It is considered a good corn land, but is too light-textured for wheat, although a considerable acreage is devoted to this crop.
Made of fine-textured gray stone St. Ouen is a stately vessel, but, add the critics, its uniform excellence is average.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
There is a tendency for the ends of the pieces of curd to remain granular and so cause an open-textured cheese.
Attempts to pile the curd too fast result in a soft, mushy, open-textured product.
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