titillating

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj titillating pleasantly and superficially exciting
    • adj titillating exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements
    • adj titillating giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing
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Usage

In literature:

The public were titillated; they were already on the grin.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
The titillating odour of this concoction came now, on the breeze, to the nostrils of Tansey, awakening in him hunger for it.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
But the flutter failed to reach or to titillate the steady eyes.
"His Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
The swift motion and titillation by the perpetual close shaving of other vehicles were sedative to him.
"Beyond" by John Galsworthy
TITILLATION, that which tickles the senses, as a perfume.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
TITILLATION, that which tickles the senses, as a perfume.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
Hitherto he had hidden all signs of humorous titillation behind his impassive mask.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
Is it possible that even this does not titillate your nerves?
"Yama (The Pit)" by Alexandra Kuprin
TITILLATION, that which tickles the senses, as a perfume.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
These were "bloods," tremendous swells, grown men with a titillating flavour of the world about their distinguished persons.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Sliding down banisters, for instance, produces a titillation.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
It must be more strongly spiced to titillate a jaded palate.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The millions which the present Emperor has spent on Cherbourg afford a mere titillation to his ambitious spirit.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
And what the ideas of tangible objects, but the repetition of finer evanescent titillations?
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
She had taken to singing in church with an impassioned ardor which startled, even while it titillated, the ear of the congregation.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
It seemed to me to promise a titillating treat.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
If gentlemen love the pleasant titillation of the gout, it is all one to the Town Pump.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
The sliding down bannisters produces a titillation which is agreeable to the sexual organs.
"Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects" by Henry Newell Guernsey
You may curse in five languages: it is music to their titillating ears.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
I don't care for books that only titillate one's imagination.
"Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In poetry:

Pretty fly! do not tickle her so;
How delighted to teaze her you seem;
Titillation is dangerous, I know,
And may cause the dear creature to dream.
"To A Fly: On The Bosom of Chloe, While Sleeping" by Thomas Gent

In news:

The Dr Demento of classical music, Jim Svejda titillates and provokes listeners, making KUSC a national treasure.
Still, I can't help but be titillated by their mention of transgendered bands like Lez Zeppelin and (male) Madonna.
The superstar's latest spectacle was as thought-provoking as it was titillating in L.A.
Time 's titillating cover overshadows article's substance.
H2O Sushi offers titillating surprises.
Even though these qualities seem mutually exclusive, they coexist in places whose primary function is to entertain, mesmerize, and titillate.
They call it a "titillating" work environment, and they are not complaining, but short " Hooters Girls" of their tips and you may have a law suit on your hands.
Titillation of Petraeus affair comes at a high cost for America.
The Heiress is a Bore, but Hensley is Monstrously Titillating in The Whale.
A treasure trove of trailers that titillate.
Ann Rule book gives titillating tidbits.
Facts twisted to titillate , rather than inform.
Bolaris' fiancee sends titillating tweets.
H2O Sushi offers titillating surprises.
Titillation of Petraeus affair comes at a high cost for America.
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In science:

As it stands, the most titillating question of neutrino physics no longer is if these elusive particles have masses at all, but rather if a fourth, hitherto unsuspected and otherwise noninteracting degree of freedom exists to reconcile all current indications for neutrino oscillations.
Neutrino Astrophysics at the Cross Roads
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