- 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
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Historical Examples of textureless
Here, with the intangible qualities of air and light, textureless and diaphanous, he is most at home.
- 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
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.