Definition of


  1. (adj, all) producing a sensation of touch
    the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
    a tactile reflex

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Synonyms of Tactile

haptic, tactual

Alternate forms of Tactile

Derivations: tactility

Origin of the word Tactile

  1. 1615, "perceptible to touch," from Fr. tactile, from L. tactilis "tangible, that may be touched," from tactus, pp. of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Meaning "of or pertaining to touch" is attested from 1657. more

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Words that sound like Tactile

tacitly, tactual, tactually, tastily, teakettle, teasdale, testily, textile, textual, thistle, tightly, toadstool, two kettle

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