- the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface: rough texture.
- the characteristic structure of the interwoven or intertwined threads, strands, or the like, that make up a textile fabric: coarse texture.
- the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts: soil of a sandy texture; a cake with a heavy texture.
- an essential or characteristic quality; essence.
- Fine Arts.
- 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.
- the quality given, as to a musical or literary work, by the combination or interrelation of parts or elements.
- a rough or grainy surface quality.
- anything produced by weaving; woven fabric.
verb (used with object), tex·tured, tex·tur·ing.
- to give texture or a particular texture to.
- to make by or as if by weaving.
- the surface of a material, esp as perceived by the sense of toucha wall with a rough texture
- the structure, appearance, and feel of a woven fabric
- the general structure and disposition of the constituent parts of somethingthe texture of a cake
- the distinctive character or quality of somethingthe texture of life in America
- the nature of a surface other than smoothwoollen cloth has plenty of texture
- art the representation of the nature of a surfacethe painter caught the grainy texture of the sand
- 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
- (tr) to give a distinctive usually rough or grainy texture to
n.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. n.
- The composition or structure of a tissue or organ.
- The general physical appearance of a rock, especially with respect to the size, shape, size variability, and geometric arrangement of its mineral crystals (for igneous and metamorphic rocks) and of its constituent elements (for sedimentary rocks). A sandstone that forms as part of an eolian (wind-blown) deposit, for example, has a texture that reflects its small, rounded sand grains of uniform size, while a sandstone that formed as part of a fluvial deposit has a texture reflecting the presence of grains of varying sizes, with some more rounded than others.