I. noun Etymology: Latin textura, from textus, past participle of texere to weave — more at technical Date: 1578 1. a. something composed of closely interwoven elements; specifically a woven cloth b. the structure formed by the threads of a fabric 2. a. essential part ; substance b. identifying quality ; character 3. a. the disposition or manner of union of the particles of a body or substance b. the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something <
the texture of an oil painting
4. a. a composite of the elements of prose or poetry <
all these words…meet violently to form a texture impressive and exciting — John Berryman
b. a pattern of musical sound created by tones or lines played or sung together 5. a. basic scheme or structure b. overall structure • textural adjectivetexturally adverbtextured adjectivetextureless adjective II. transitive verb (textured; texturing) Date: 1694 to give a particular texture to

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