- 1Of or connected with the sense of touch: vocal and visual signals become less important as tactile signals intensifyMore example sentences
- I first become fully aware of my own tactile sense.
- There are 10,000 tactile receptors on the skin of one hand awaiting signals.
- As an adult, the still-lonely Amélie struggles to connect with anyone and takes pleasure in such simple, tactile things as skimming stones or thrusting her hand into a bag of dried lentils.
- 1.1Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible: she had a distinct, almost tactile memoryMore example sentences
- Things were obviously being created but they were tangible and tactile which allowed you to accept them more easily.
- So, while we are getting an abstract account of the literal affair, we are also getting a concrete account, a tactile version of that very abstraction.
- The trunk of Oak at Field's Edge is broad, solid and tactile, but the lower branches are shadows, and the leaves and shrubbery dissolve into a green miasma.
- 1.2Designed to be perceived by touch: tactile exhibitions help blind people enjoy the magic of sculptureMore example sentences
- If there is a round in the chamber, the indicator pops up, providing a tactile as well as visual signal to the shooter.
- As the flesh-like tones play off each other, the gritty, tactile nature of the surface tempts the touch of the viewer.
- Hands are used regularly, albeit that several exhibits carry the request Please Do Not Touch, a somewhat ironic stricture in the tactile land of the pop-up book.
- 1.3(Of a person) given to touching others, especially as an unselfconscious expression of sympathy or affection.More example sentences
- When Paul and I had discussed my issues with his behaviour, he had explained that he was a very tactile person.
- Then they hugged and kissed my mother and father; Greeks are such tactile people.
- However, she denied any truth in the rumours, her spokesperson explaining that Jennifer is simply a naturally tactile person.
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- With full-size prototypes, mock-ups and models made with sample materials, tactility, texture, tone and technique are expressed.
- The blind boy's consciousness is evoked in images of heightened tactility and a diminished visual field, so that space in the film is not so much displayed as put together out of the sounds we hear and things we touch.
- Mitchell loved the tradition, the tactility, the glorious mess of it.
early 17th century (in the sense 'perceptible by touch, tangible'): from Latin tactilis, from tangere 'to touch'.
More definitions of tactileDefinition of tactile in:
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