What does texture mean?

Definitions for texture
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.

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

  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.

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

  3. texture(Noun)

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

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

  4. texture(Verb)

    to create or apply a texture

    Drag the trowel through the plaster to texture the wall.

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. texture

    The quality, feel or shape.

    The texture of the food was beautiful, we clearly had cooked it to perfection.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 24, 2020  

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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. Amber Heard:

    History tends to favor those on the right side of it, whether it’s civil rights in 1962 or suffrage in 1914 or gay rights in 2007. All of these debates seemed specific at the time, but if you pull back to the macro, there’s a trend: fairness. Justice is not as nuanced or delicate as it’s made out to be. And as the texture of our culture changes, [equality] will manifest differently in other debates.

  2. Henry M. Jackson:

    America is not like a blanket -- one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt -- many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.

  3. 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.

  4. Jon King:

    Everything had to kind of speak to her, to catch her eye. She loved form, she loved texture, she loved color. And she loved mixing it all up. She said that when you walked into her house, what she liked was that it was never boring, you could walk into the same room a hundred times, and see something new every time.

  5. Cara Hermanson:

    Baby corn has a different texture, more of a snap to it, canned baby corn is cooked a little bit, so instead of having these layers of slightly sweet and earthy and very vegetal, it tastes like the liquid. It’s crunchy but mushy at the same time. It doesn’t have the snap, the crunch and the life that fresh corn has.

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