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Describing textures [1]


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smooth
(of a surface) Even and regular; free from perceptible projections or indentations. (e.g, _ as silk)
silky
(of a surface) made of silk; resembling silk in texture. (e.g, _ dress)
velvety
(of a surface) smooth and soft to sight or touch; Suggestive of the texture of velvet. (e.g, a _ jacket)
soft
(of a surface) Yielding readily to pressure or weight; Smooth or fine to the touch: (e.g, a _ skin)
tender
(of a surface) easily broken, cut, or crushed; soft; not tough: (e.g, a _ steak)
slippy
(of a surface or object) slippery; Difficult to hold firmly or stand on because it is smooth, wet, or slimy (e.g, _ floor, when wet).
glossy
(of a surface) smooth and shiny; lustrous (e.g, _ internet button)
grainy
(of a surface) resembling, full of, or composed of grain; granular; resembling the grain of wood, leather, etc
rough
(of a surface) not smooth; uneven or irregular (e.g, _ ground)
irregular
(of a surface) lacking uniformity or symmetry; uneven in shape, position, arrangement, etc (e.g, _ cobblestoned surface)
sticky
(of a surface) covered or daubed with an adhesive or viscous substance (e.g, _ notes)
scratchy
(of a surface) Having a rough, uncomfortable texture and tending to cause itching or discomfort.
sharp
(of an object or surface) Having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something (e.g, _ knife).
bumpy
(of a surface) Uneven, with many patches raised above the rest (e.g, a _ country road).
lumpy
(of a surface) Full of or covered with lumps -- A compact mass of a substance, esp. one without a definite or regular shape (e.g _ gravy).
coarse
(of a surface) rough in texture, structure, etc; not fine. Made of large grains or particles; (e.g, _ salt).
scaly
(of a surface) Covered in scales (e.g, a fish skin).
pronged
(of a surface) Containing a thin, pointed, projecting part. (e.g, a 4-_ pitchfork).