verb (used with object), tit·il·lat·ed, tit·il·lat·ing.
- titian red,
- titius-bode law,
Origin of titillate
Examples from the Web for titillation
But the genius of George Carlin comes when you get past the titillation and shock value.
You can experience the titillation of finishing something more than once every three to four years.
In Live Nude Girl, the theme shows up as the place where the titillation of nudity meets high art.
Every one has heard of tickling trout: the tench is almost equally amenable to titillation.The Gamekeeper at Home|Richard Jefferies
It may be added that, as might be expected, titillation of the skin often has the same significance in animals as in man.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
The humour of the play was too good to need assistance from this sort of titillation.
Today, as always, men are willing to pay high for the titillation of the senses of smell and taste.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
Do not your fingers, Mary, feel an odd kind of titillation to be about my ears for my impudence?Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Word Origin for titillate
early 15c., "pleasing excitement," from Latin titillationem (nominative titillatio) "a tickling," noun of action from past participle stem of titillare "to tickle," imitative of giggling.
1610s, back-formation from titillation. Related: Titillated; titillating.