Definition of tactile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtæktaɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæktl//
[usually before noun]
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connected with the sense of touch; using your sense of touch tactile stimuli visual and tactile communication tactile fabric (= pleasant to touch) tactile maps (= that you can touch and feel) He's a very tactile man (= he enjoys touching people). Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘perceptible by touch, tangible’): from Latin tactilis, from tangere ‘to touch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tactile