Meaning of TEXTURE in English

tex ‧ ture /ˈtekstʃə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable and countable]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: textura , from texere ; ⇨ ↑ text ]

1 . the way a surface or material feels when you touch it, especially how smooth or rough it is

smooth/silky/rough etc texture

the smooth texture of silk

a designer who experiments with different colours and textures

2 . the way that a particular type of food feels in your mouth

creamy/crunchy/meaty etc texture

This soup has a lovely creamy texture.

3 . formal the way the different parts of a piece of writing, music, art etc are combined in order to produce a final effect:

the rich texture of Shakespeare’s English

—textural adjective

—texturally adverb

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COLLOCATIONS (for Meanings 1 & 2)

■ adjectives

▪ soft

The texure of the cheese is soft and creamy.

▪ firm

a round loaf with a firm texture

▪ smooth

The dessert had a good all-round flavour and a smooth texture.

▪ silky (=soft, smooth, and shiny)

a cream with a silky texture

▪ velvety (=smooth and soft)

The cream gave my skin a velvety texture.

▪ rough

She felt the rough texture of his beard against her cheek.

▪ creamy (=tasting thick and smooth)

The soup looked beautiful and the texture was really creamy.

▪ crunchy (=tasting firm and making a noise when bitten)

The salad has a lovely crunchy texture.

▪ meaty

The bacon has a good meaty texture and it isn't too salty.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.