to excite or arouse agreeably, often in a sexually suggestive way: She knows how to titillate the senses and enthrall the mind of her readers with her excellent storytelling.
to tickle; excite a tingling or itching sensation in, as by touching or stroking lightly.
- tit·il·la·tion, noun
- tit·il·la·tive, adjective
- un·tit·il·lat·ed, adjective
- un·tit·il·lat·ing, adjective
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How to use titillate in a sentence
However, it also titillated and delighted countless fans upon its release and in the 40 years since.
At best, the nightly handoffs between Fox News primetime hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham are generally awkward one-minute affairs where the two stars attempt to exchange “comedic” banter to titillate their MAGA viewership.Laura Ingraham Teases an Awkward Sean Hannity for Wearing So Much Makeup | Justin Baragona | September 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Longstanding rumors of a theme park dedicated entirely to Disney villains have kept fans titillated for years — and though it’s apparently nothing more than an internet myth, it’s a telling sign of how popular Disney villains really are.Why it’s so satisfying to root for Disney villains | Aja Romano | May 28, 2021 | Vox
Isolated lesbians learned that there were other women like them via books whose covers aimed to titillate heterosexual men.
This gave me a good opportunity to titillate both sides of his neck, and he sprang round again.Mass' George | George Manville Fenn
Out of the dense formations of endless fast food chains, Simon's novelties were to titillate the jaded restaurant goer.The Land of Look Behind | Paul Cameron Brown
I don't care for books that only titillate one's imagination.Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3 | Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Whether or no the involutions of the "Golden Bowl" will titillate his arcane sensibilities.Instigations | Ezra Pound
She has spent hours in the hot kitchen trying to concoct some dainty that may titillate that sickly palate.Doctor Cupid | Rhoda Broughton
British Dictionary definitions for titillate
to arouse, tease, interest, or excite pleasurably and often superficially
to cause a tickling or tingling sensation in, esp by touching
- titillating, adjective
- titillatingly, adverb
- titillation, noun
- titillative, adjective
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