Meaning of “texture” in the English Dictionary

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"texture" in British English

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texturenoun

uk /ˈteks.tʃər/ us /ˈteks.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.

[ U ] the character of a piece of writing or music:

The writing has a rich texture.

More examples

  • The bread has a crumbly texture.
  • The fabric has a very soft texture.
  • Children like to experiment with a variety of textures and colours.

(Definition of “texture” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"texture" in American English

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texturenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈteks·tʃər/

the quality of something that can be known by touch, or the degree to which something is rough or smooth or soft or hard:

[ U ] Wall hangings add texture to a room.
[ C ] She uses unique colors and textures in her paintings.

art The texture of a work of art is the features of the surface of it, which comes from the materials used to make it.

music The texture of a piece of music is a feature of the way it sounds, based on how the different instruments mix their parts and the speed at which they play.

(Definition of “texture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)