• Texture


    • US IPA: /ˈtɛkstʃə(ɹ)/
    • Rhymes: -ɛkstʃə(ɹ)


    From Middle French texture, borrowed from Latin textura ("a weaving, web, texture, structure"), from texere ("to weave"), past participle textus; see text.

    Full definition of texture



    (plural textures)
    1. The feel or shape of a surface or substance; the smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. of something.The beans had a grainy, gritty texture in her mouth.
    2. (arts) The quality given to a work of art by the composition and interaction of its parts.The piece of music had a mainly smooth texture.
    3. (computer graphics) An image applied to a polygon to create the appearance of a surface,
    4. (obsolete) The act or art of weaving.
    5. (obsolete) Something woven; a woven fabric; a web.
      • ThomsonOthers, apart far in the grassy dale,
        Or roughening waste, their humble texture weave.
    6. (biology, obsolete) A tissue.


    1. to create or apply a texture''Drag the trowel through the plaster to texture the wall.
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