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EtymologyEdit

tactile +‎ -ity

NounEdit

tactility (countable and uncountable, plural tactilities)

  1. The condition of being tactile (relating to or able to be perceived by the sense of touch).
    Synonym: tactuality
    • 1988, Angela Carter, “John Ford’s ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore” in Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories, New York: H. Holt, p. 337,[1]
      Each time they lay down there together, as if she obeyed a voice that came out of the quilt telling her to put the light out, she would extinguish the candle flame between her finger-tips. All around them, the tactility of the dark.
    • 1993, Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy, London: Phoenix, 1994, Part 8, p. 554,[2]
      Maan loved swimming, not for the exercise but for the luxury, the tactility of it.
  2. The ability to feel pressure or pain through touch.

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