(noun, verb)


1. the feel of a surface or a fabric

- the wall had a smooth texture

Definition categories: attribute, feel

2. the essential quality of something

- the texture of Neapolitan life

Definition categories: thought, character, lineament, quality

3. the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together

- then another melodic line is added to the texture

Definition categories: attribute, musicality, musicalness

4. the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality

Definition categories: attribute

5. 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

- fish with a delicate flavor and texture

Similar word(s): grain

Definition categories: attribute, composition, constitution, makeup

Sentences with texture as a noun:

- The beans had a grainy, gritty texture in her mouth.

- The piece of music had a mainly smooth texture.


1. to create or apply a texture

- Drag the trowel through the plaster to texture the wall.