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

Definition of titillating

: pleasantly stimulating or exciting titillating reading also : erotic

Other Words from titillating

titillatingly adverb

Examples of titillating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 See More

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First Known Use of titillating

circa 1714, in the meaning defined above

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“Titillating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titillating. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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