Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Latin tactilis, from tactus; TACT

tactile

adjective
     
tac‧tile
1 relating to your sense of touch:
2 a tactile person likes to touch people, for example when talking to them

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary