tit·​il·​lat·​ing | \ ˈti-tə-ˌlā-tiŋ How to pronounce titillating (audio) \

Definition of titillating

: pleasantly stimulating or exciting titillating reading also : erotic

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Other Words from titillating

titillatingly adverb

Examples of titillating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 There’s obviously a lot of very titillating parts, but for whatever reason, the part that sticks out is her disdain for parmesan cheese. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 29 Oct. 2020 Under normal circumstances, this scene would have been the most titillating moment in the film. Sophie Pinkham, The New York Review of Books, 8 May 2020 Numerous anti-Mormon exposés appeared, with titillating titles like Awful Disclosures of Mormonism and Wife No. David S. Reynolds, The New York Review of Books, 24 Mar. 2020 Winston continues to be a mixed bag of titillating potential (33 TD passes, league-high 5,109 passing yards) and maddening carelessness (league-worst 30 interceptions). Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2020 Where to go next is never in question, and the sightlines propel you forward with titillating but nondistracting peeks at what’s ahead. Brian P. Kelly, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2020 What a comedian can or cannot do onstage or in front of a camera is a compelling question, and one that’s being reëxamined as political correctness of all kinds targets the titillating foulness at the root of a lot of standup. Hilton Als, The New Yorker, 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of titillating

circa 1714, in the meaning defined above

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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 15 Jun. 2021.

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