Definition of texture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtekstʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtekstʃər//
    [countable, uncountable] Texture of food
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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 colours 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. See related entries: Texture of food
  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
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a woven fabric or something resembling this): from Latin textura ‘weaving’, from text- ‘woven’, from the verb texere.Extra examples It’s a pungent little wine with a velvety texture. She enjoyed the rich texture of the beer. She pays great attention to the surface texture of her paintings. Sponge cakes have a light texture. The cloth was rough in texture. a piece of music with a dense choral texture the chewy texture of Portobello mushrooms the gritty texture of sand the movie’s stunning visual texture I love the soft texture of velvet. She uses a variety of different colours, shapes and textures in her wall hangings.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: texture