tit·​il·​lat·​ing ˈti-tə-ˌlā-tiŋ How to pronounce titillating (audio)
: pleasantly stimulating or exciting
titillating reading
also : erotic
titillatingly adverb

Examples of titillating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Slip it into your favorite pair of panties and hand your partner the controller for a titillating good time. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 28 July 2023 To be clear, this is not a titillating scene at all. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 9 Sep. 2022 And this eight-episode series tends to leave something on the table by treating the most titillating aspects of the exotic-dance phenomenon as background noise amid the story of Steve’s rise to power and his quest to hold onto it. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 17 Nov. 2022 While not exactly the most titillating viewing, the Ohio state legislative redistricting process found its way into the sunlight Thursday with the launch of a livestream of the mapmakers at work. cleveland, 25 Mar. 2022 So say goodbye to some of the most titillating baseball, courtesy of Game 163, played over the years. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 11 Mar. 2022 When Kitt as Catwoman interrupts the affair, her skintight, shimmery noir catsuit is a titillating, sharp gasp against all that dull prettiness. Scott Calonico, The New Yorker, 16 Feb. 2022 Passover is not quite as titillating as say, Christmas, which celebrates birth with a large man sneaking presents into your house, or Holi, the beautiful Hindu festival of colors to celebrate love. Allison Hope, CNN, 27 Mar. 2021 In recent months, the directorate’s Twitter account has become some of the most titillating reading in Kenya. Max Bearak, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1714, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of titillating was circa 1714

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“Titillating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titillating. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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