touch (n.) Old form(s): tutches
fingering, handling, skill in playing
Ham III.ii.364[Guildenstern to Hamlet, of playing the recorder] I know no touch of it
MV V.i.57[Lorenzo to Jessica] soft stillness and the night / Become the touches of sweet harmony
MV V.i.67[Lorenzo to Musicians] With sweetest touches pierce your mistress' ear
R2 I.iii.165[Mowbray to King Richard, of his tongue as an instrument] hands / That knows no touch to tune the harmony
TG III.ii.79[Proteus to Thurio] Orpheus' lute was strung with poets' sinews, / Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones
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