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Definition of texture noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the way a surface, substance, or piece of cloth feels when you touch it, for example how rough, smooth, hard, or soft it is the soft texture of velvet She uses a variety of different colors and textures in her wall hangings. The method used will vary with the soil texture and climate.
  2. 2the way food or drink tastes or feels in your mouth, for example whether it is rough, smooth, light, heavy, etc. The two cheeses were very different in both taste and texture.
  3. 3the way that different parts of a piece of music or literature are combined to create a final impression the rich texture of the symphony
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: texture