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tac·tile  audio  (tktl, -tl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
    1. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.
    2. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: "Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language" (Helen Vendler).
  1. Used for feeling: a tactile organ.
  2. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tctilis, from tctus, past participle of tangere, to touch ; see tact

OTHER FORMS:
tactile·ly(Adverb), tac·tili·ty  (-tl-t) KEY (Noun)


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