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English noun: texture

1. texture (attribute) the feel of a surface or a fabric

SamplesThe wall had a smooth texture.

Broader (hypernym)feel, tactile property

Narrower (hyponym)nap, raggedness, roughness, smoothness

Attributecoarse, fine, harsh

2. texture (cognition) the essential quality of something

SamplesThe texture of Neapolitan life.

Broader (hypernym)character, lineament, quality

3. texture (attribute) the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together

SamplesThen another melodic line is added to the texture.

Broader (hypernym)musicality, musicalness

4. texture (attribute) the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality

Broader (hypernym)visual property

Narrower (hyponym)grain, marbleisation, marbleising, marbleization, marbleizing

Domain categorybeaux arts, fine arts

5. texture (attribute) the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)

SamplesBreadfruit has the same texture as bread.
Sand of a fine grain.
Fish with a delicate flavor and texture.
A stone of coarse grain.


Broader (hypernym)composition, constitution, make-up, makeup, physical composition

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