A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements. The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangment of its parts: the texture of sandy soil; the texture of cooked fish. The appearance and feel of a surface: the smooth texture of soap. A rough or grainy surface quality: Brick walls give a room texture. Distinctive or identifying quality or character: "an intensely meditative poet [who] conveys the religious and cultural texture of time spent in a Benedictine monastery\u201d ( New York Times). The quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements: "The baroque influence in his music is clear here, with the harmonic complexity and texture\u201d ( Rachelle Roe). To give texture to, especially to impart desirable surface characteristics to: texture a printing plate by lining and stippling it.