Adjective "Texture" definition and examples

(Texture may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈtɛkstʃə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance.
  1. 'the cheese is firm in texture'
  2. 'They did have similar eyes and hair coloring, even the same skin textures and pigments.'
  3. 'An array of small dishes is placed before the guests with a range of colours, flavours, textures, and aromas.'
  4. 'Besides being a source of fast-digesting carbs, that type of cereal will add thickness and texture to your protein shake.'
  5. 'With a myriad of tones, textures, sizes and shapes, a garden planted purely with foliage plants can be an exciting place to be.'
  6. 'The result is paper with a rough-edged and impressive texture.'
  7. 'Rattles and bright toys that have different textures and sounds are often good sources of entertainment.'
  8. 'It was sweet and tangy and gooey - a blissful companion of flavours and textures.'
  9. 'The children would be introduced to papers of different colours, textures and shapes.'
  10. 'It has a glass and curved aluminum roof that displays beautiful textures and colors.'
  11. 'I brushed a finger along the side of his face, feeling the rough texture of the dark stubble he was allowing to remain on his chin.'
  12. 'a dark shirt of rough texture'
  13. 'Yet his great insight is to recognize that it was the hue and texture of fabric taken together, more than the cut and tailoring, that determined the value of a garment.'
  14. 'By changing the direction of her satin stitches on the leaves and flowers, she created texture and the allusion of dimension.'
  15. 'Embroidery of a vast variety and fabrics of every texture are being used.'
  16. 'I turn slightly in it now, the rough woven texture of the cloth rubbing my neck.'
  17. 'The ‘girl’ was cloaked in a brown tartan stuff of a rough texture, poor fabric, no doubt.'
  18. 'Her most interesting work is double-woven, which creates variations in texture.'
  19. 'Ford admits that it is the fabrics, their texture in particular, which inspire and drive the designs for each collection.'
  20. 'Two of the best selling fabric-effect tiles are linen and satin, both of which successfully replicate the look and texture of the fabrics.'
  21. 'The man lightly traces his hand over the fabric, feeling the texture and imagining the day it was worn.'
  22. 'He often added wax or sand to his paint, increasing its texture and calling attention to the paint's materiality.'
  23. 'The horizontal texture of evenly wiped paint emulates the scan lines of a video screen.'
  24. 'a closely knit symphonic texture'
  25. 'The absolute clarity of the orchestral texture allowed for the sometimes jarring harmonies and raucous percussion effects to be highlighted.'
  26. 'That is a perfect description of an elaborate contrapuntal texture with ‘emancipated dissonance’.'
  27. 'Solos are kept short and sweet, and the frequent shifts in texture and instrumental combinations keep things interesting.'
  28. 'Although both narrators are prone to purple passages, the texture of Singer's Gothic prose remains one of the novel's strengths.'
  29. 'They often comment on the flavour, texture and overall quality of the beef which we believe is due to the lengthy hanging process.'
  30. 'The single Two Months Off is glorious, a mass of shifting electronic textures and exuberant, repetitious vocals.'
  31. 'While the two-voice texture does indeed simplify the music, because of the complex rhythms it is not particularly easy music to play.'
  32. 'Sides expertly creates texture by weaving into his double narrative some more personal, more emotional vignettes that add color and pathos.'
  33. 'Zafón weaves layer upon layer within his novel, so that his plots and subplots create a rich texture.'
  34. 'Rochford also writes music - exploring the farthest reaches of tonality and texture - for the two tenor saxes, bass and drums of his own band Polar Bear.'

verb

Give (a surface) a rough or raised texture.
  1. 'Some have textured tops and the dimpled surface is thin enough to allow candlelight to shine through the porcelain.'
  2. 'There are also beautifully textured fabrics available from many outlets.'
  3. 'It's so richly textured that it almost resembles Braille, and I imagine he goes through tubes of paint by the truckload.'
  4. 'Petrea volubilis is also known as the Sandpaper vine because of its roughly textured leaves.'
  5. 'Repeatedly press the leather stamp over the clay until the entire surface is textured.'
  6. 'Amy decided to cut Jan's hair shorter, making it more textured so that it looked tidier and was easier to look after.'
  7. 'The paint mass is weighty and roughly textured, but the visual effect is minimalist.'
  8. 'She glued textured rubber onto the stairs to ease her pet's trip around the house.'
  9. 'A quick grind with a pestle and mortar produces a finely textured flavouring for cooking.'
  10. 'The first of the final finish coats was textured to provide a nonslip walking surface.'

More definitions

noun

1. the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface: rough texture.

2. the characteristic structure of the interwoven or intertwined threads, strands, or the like, that make up a textile fabric: coarse texture.

3. the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts: soil of a sandy texture; a cake with a heavy texture.

4. an essential or characteristic quality; essence.

5. Fine Arts. th

Origin

(texture)Late Middle English (denoting a woven fabric or something resembling this): from Latin textura ‘weaving’, from text- ‘woven’, from the verb texere.