) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.
- Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: "Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language" (Helen Vendler).
- Used for feeling: a tactile organ.
- Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
From Latin tctilis
, from tctus
, past participle of tangere
, to touch
; see tactOTHER FORMS:tactile·ly(Adverb)
) KEY (Noun)