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English definition of “touch”

touch

noun (SMALL AMOUNT)    /tʌtʃ/
C2 [S] a small amount: "Would you like milk?" "Just a touch." There was a touch of irony/humour in her voice.Words meaning small pieces and amounts [S] informal To show that an illness is not too serious, you can say you have had a touch of it: I've had a touch of flu/hay fever.Disease and illness - general words C2 [C] a small addition or detail that makes something better: The speech had several comic touches. Using a sailing ship as the company badge was a touch of genius (= a good/clever idea or action). The flowers on the table provided the finishing touch.Also, extra, and in addition a touch slightly: The weather has turned a touch too cold for my liking.Some and quite
(Definition of touch noun (SMALL AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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