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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: textura, from texere; TEXT

texture

noun
     
Related topics: Literature, Textures, Sounds
tex‧ture [uncountable and countable]
1CS the way a surface or material feels when you touch it, especially how smooth or rough it is
smooth/silky/rough etc texture
the smooth texture of silk
a designer who experiments with different colours and textures
2 the way that a particular type of food feels in your mouth
creamy/crunchy/meaty etc texture
This soup has a lovely creamy texture.
3 formalAL the way the different parts of a piece of writing, music, art etc are combined in order to produce a final effect:
the rich texture of Shakespeare's English
textural adjective
texturally adverb

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