TEXTURE THESAURUS

SERRATED



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HELPFUL TIP:

Textures are an excellent way to bring readers deeper into the scene. As you freshly describe textures found in the setting, readers will be reminded of their own past experiences. Used in conjunction with colors and patterns or shapes, the object associated with this texture can become easier to imagine, especially when dealing with something abstract.
COMPARISONS:

NATURAL:
A tree line of pine or spruce
The edge of a leaf
Thorny canes (branches)
Shark teeth
The fin of a humpback whale
The edge of a snapping turtle shell
The fossilized teeth of carnivores
The appearance of winged feathers in flight
Maple leaves
Green alder leaves
Ferns
Pinecones
Coneflower petals
A mountain ridge line
The jagged, sharp edge of a rock

MAN-MADE:
A serrated knife
A hand, rip, or circular saw
A picket fence
The scoop on a backhoe
A garden rake
Bumps on a tiara or crown
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