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TEXTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does texture mean? 

TEXTURE (noun)
  The noun TEXTURE has 4 senses:

1. the feel of a surface or a fabric
2. the essential quality of something
3. the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together
4. the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality

  Familiarity information: TEXTURE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TEXTURE (noun)


Sense 1texture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The feel of a surface or a fabric

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the wall had a smooth texture

Hypernyms ("texture" is a kind of...):

feel; tactile property (a property perceived by touch)

Attribute:

coarse; harsh (of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles)

fine (of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "texture"):

nap (a soft or fuzzy surface texture)

smoothness (a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch)

raggedness; roughness (a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven)


Sense 2texture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The essential quality of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the texture of Neapolitan life

Hypernyms ("texture" is a kind of...):

character; lineament; quality (a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something)


Sense 3texture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

then another melodic line is added to the texture

Hypernyms ("texture" is a kind of...):

musicality; musicalness (the property of sounding like music)


Sense 4texture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("texture" is a kind of...):

visual property (an attribute of vision)

Domain category:

beaux arts; fine arts (the study and creation of visual works of art)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "texture"):

grain (the direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric)

marbleisation; marbleising; marbleization; marbleizing (a texture like that of marble)


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