[ US /ˈtækˌtaɪɫ, ˈtæktɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /tˈækta‍ɪl/ ]
  1. producing a sensation of touch
    tactile qualities
    the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair
  2. of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
    a tactile reflex
    haptic data
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How To Use tactile In A Sentence

  • An instrument used to measure tactile sensitivity.
  • Off to the Charity Ball is a firm favourite, with its livid pastels against bright white, the skulking figures throwing dark, tactile shadows onto the projecting shelf below.
  • Christian's works are secretive yet allusive, related yet solitary and, above all, tactile and handmade.
  • The paintings have been created using tactile road-surface materials such as sand, grit, gravel and liquid tar.
  • I first become fully aware of my own tactile sense.
  • People were more tactile. The Sun
  • Blind or tactile techniques using the stylet to facilitate tracheal intubation have been previously described.
  • I am familiar with a few English words employing Latin tact-in the sense of ` touch '-- tactile, taction, tactual-but the statement is completely wrong for English, in which tact means something entirely different from ` touch.' VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 3
  • I love the mix of old and new furnishings, the sense of history in flagstoned kitchen and ancient Aga, the jumble of meadow mixed plants in gardens, the tactile wools and silks and cottons, the worn wooden floors.
  • There's something uniquely tactile about the way penned ink appears on a page. Times, Sunday Times
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