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English definition of “texture”


noun     /ˈteks.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
C1 [C or U] the quality of something that can be decided by touch; the degree to which something is rough or smooth, or soft or hard: a smooth/rough/coarse texture This artificial fabric has the texture of silk.Touching and feelingShowing affection [U] the character of a piece of writing or music: The writing has a rich texture.Conditions and characteristics
(Definition of texture noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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