What does texture mean?

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ˈtɛks tʃərtex·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. texture(noun)

    the feel of a surface or a fabric

    "the wall had a smooth texture"

  2. texture(noun)

    the essential quality of something

    "the texture of Neapolitan life"

  3. texture(noun)

    the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together

    "then another melodic line is added to the texture"

  4. texture(noun)

    the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality

  5. texture, grain(noun)

    the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)

    "breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain"


  1. texture(Noun)

    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. texture(Noun)

    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. texture(Noun)

    An image applied to a polygon to create the appearance of a surface,

  4. texture(Verb)

    to create or apply a texture

    Drag the trowel through the plaster to texture the wall.

  5. Origin: From texture, from textura, from texere, past participle textus; see text.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Texture(noun)

    the act or art of weaving

  2. Texture(noun)

    that which woven; a woven fabric; a web

  3. Texture(noun)

    the disposition or connection of threads, filaments, or other slender bodies, interwoven; as, the texture of cloth or of a spider's web

  4. Texture(noun)

    the disposition of the several parts of any body in connection with each other, or the manner in which the constituent parts are united; structure; as, the texture of earthy substances or minerals; the texture of a plant or a bone; the texture of paper; a loose or compact texture

  5. Texture(noun)

    a tissue. See Tissue

  6. Texture(verb)

    to form a texture of or with; to interweave


  1. Texture

    In music, Texture is the way the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials are combined in a composition, thus determining the overall quality of the sound in a piece. Texture is often described in regard to the density, or thickness, and range, or width between lowest and highest pitches, in relative terms as well as more specifically distinguished according to the number of voices, or parts, and the relationship between these voices. For example, a thick texture contains several different "layers" of instruments. One layer could be a string section, another a brass. This would be a reasonably light texture, with not too many layers. The thickness also is affected by the amount and the richness of the instruments playing the piece. The thickness varies from light to thick. A piece's texture may be affected by the number and character of parts playing at once, the timbre of the instruments or voices playing these parts and the harmony, tempo, and rhythms used. Some examples of these could be homophonic and monophonic. The types categorized by number and relationship of parts are analyzed and determined through the labeling of primary textural elements: primary melody, secondary melody, parallel supporting melody, static support, harmonic support, rhythmic support, and harmonic and rhythmic support.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Texture

    teks′tūr, n. anything woven, a web: manner of weaving or connecting: disposition of the parts of a body.—adj. Tex′tūral. [L. texturatexĕre.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'texture' in Nouns Frequency: #2703

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of texture in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of texture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of texture in a Sentence

  1. The Blast:

    I hate the texture of your hair – can I touch?

  2. Katherine Krynak:

    It wasn't until we saw the amazing texture of its skin that we thought, 'wow, this is something different,'.

  3. Joe Leask:

    Most Americans get bored with food real easily, so this is a new and hot item that is unique in taste and texture.

  4. Georgia Bellas:

    What [people] don’t realize is that the fat removed is replaced with sugar to create the same flavor profile and texture.

  5. Mick Lloyd Kerman:

    A doctor can bury his mistakes but a supplier based engineer can only advise the product designer to specify a heavier texture.

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