- 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 textured
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.
But I think even a long, detailed, textured article would come in the end to two questions and two fairly clear answers.
This was the perfect inspiration to create a hot chocolate so thick and textured the spoon was actually necessary.
He could almost imagine the textured taste of the cigaret on his tongue.The Hills of Home|Alfred Coppel
British Dictionary definitions for textured
- 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 textured
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.