tac·tile / ˈtaktl; ˈtakˌtīl/ • adj. of or connected with the sense of touch: vocal and visual signals become less important as tactile signals intensify. ∎ perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible: she had a distinct, almost tactile memory. ∎ designed to be perceived by touch: tactile exhibitions help blind people enjoy the magic of sculpture. ∎ (of a person) given to touching others, esp. as an unselfconscious expression of sympathy or affection.DERIVATIVES: tac·til·i·ty / takˈtilitē/ n.