tex·ture /ˈtɛkstʃɚ/ noun plural tex·tures
the way that something feels when you touch it [count
] ▪ wood with a rough texture ▪ the smooth texture of silk
] ▪ The plant's leaves are almost leathery in texture. ▪ Mixing sand into the paint will add texture. [=will give the paint a rough texture when it dries]
the way that a food or drink feels in your mouth [count
] ▪ a crunchy/rich/silky texture ▪ foods with very different textures
] ▪ The custard should be smooth and creamy in texture. ▪ Next I added some flour to the sauce for texture. [=to give it the right texture]
the various parts of a song, poem, movie, etc., and the way they fit together [count
] ▪ a song with layered textures ▪ I liked the raw, gritty texture of the film.
] ▪ The movies are similar in texture.
— tex·tur·al /ˈtɛkstʃərəl/ adjective
▪ textural contrast