tex·ture / ˈtekschər/ • n. the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance: skin texture and tone the cheese is firm in texture | the different colors and textures of bark. ∎ the character or appearance of a textile fabric as determined by the arrangement and thickness of its threads: a dark shirt of rough texture. ∎ Art the tactile quality of the surface of a work of art. ∎ the quality created by the combination of the different elements in a work of music or literature: a closely knit symphonic texture.• v. [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (textured) give (a surface, esp. of a fabric or wall covering) a rough or raised texture: wallcoverings which create a textured finish.DERIVATIVES: tex·tur·al / -rəl/ adj.tex·tur·al·ly / -rəlē/ adv.tex·ture·less adj.
1. In petrology, the sizes and shapes of particles in rock and their mutual interrelationships.
2. In pedology, the proportions of sand, silt, and clay in the fine earth of a soil sample, which give a distinctive feel to the soil when handled, and which are defined by classes of soil texture.