Definition of titillating in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtidlˌādiNG/


Arousing mild sexual excitement or interest; salacious: she let slip titillating details about her clients then came a lot of titillating tabloid speculation
More example sentences
  • Sure, crass commercialism has pushed the mainstream media into an obsession with titillating stories about celebrities.
  • Yet there is more here than just titillating visuals.
  • By the time that same child is 18 years old, approximately 40,000 sexually titillating scenes will have been viewed.



Example sentences
  • The bustier of their cocktail dress unravels dangerously, titillatingly close to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religious symbols woven into it.
  • I am the first to admit that Oshima Nagisa's Gohatto (1999, more literally ‘Against the Law,’ but titillatingly translated for international showings as ‘Taboo’) is a visually beautiful film.
  • Or they were collected and retold in such a way as to be more acceptable (though still titillatingly risqué and scandalous) for a non-Native audience.

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Syllabification: tit·il·lat·ing

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