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 (tăk′təl, -tīl′)
1. Relating to, involving, or perceptible to the sense of touch: tactile sensations; tactile sensitivity.
2. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: tactile language.

[From Latin tāctilis, from tāctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.]

tac′tile·ly adv.
tac·til′i·ty (-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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in a tactile manner
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The keyboard, John Irving's beautiful fortepiano, sustains many of the textures (repeated woodwind chords are convincingly transferred to the instrument's tactilely responsive articulation), violin, viola and cello stand in for horns, bassoons and whatever else with great success, with only the rare halting phrasing making us regret the absence of suave winds, and the clarinettist (here the heroic Jane Booth) sweetly reminds us of the work's provenance.
The crown surface of each tooth was examined macroscopically and, where possible, tactilely by running the fingernail over the surface and recording any detectable depressions in the enamel.
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