texture

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French texture, borrowed from Latin textura (a weaving, web, texture, structure), from texere (to weave), past participle textus; see text.

PronunciationEdit

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɛkstʃə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkstʃə(ɹ)

NounEdit

texture (plural textures)

  1. The feel or shape of a surface or substance; the smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. of something.
    The beans had a grainy, gritty texture in her mouth.
  2. (art) The quality given to a work of art by the composition and interaction of its parts.
    The piece of music had a mainly smooth texture.
  3. (computer graphics) An image applied to a polygon to create the appearance of a surface,
  4. (obsolete) The act or art of weaving.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) Something woven; a woven fabric; a web.
    • Thomson
      Others, apart far in the grassy dale, / Or roughening waste, their humble texture weave.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  6. (biology, obsolete) A tissue.

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VerbEdit

texture (third-person singular simple present textures, present participle texturing, simple past and past participle textured)

  1. to create or apply a texture
    Drag the trowel through the plaster to texture the wall.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French texture, from Latin textura (a weaving, web, texture, structure), from texere (to weave), past participle textus; see text.

NounEdit

texture f (plural textures)

  1. texture
Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 03:16