Definition of striptease in English:



  • A form of entertainment in which a performer gradually undresses to music in a way intended to be sexually exciting.

    ‘a floor show which included topless dancing and striptease’
    [count noun] ‘the girl was doing a striptease’
    [as modifier] ‘a striptease act’
    • ‘A striptease is more likely to whet your lover's appetite for a new flavour you'd like to try than a frank discussion over dinner.’
    • ‘I met up with a fab striptease artist who I want to feature in the mags.’
    • ‘A famous actor, played by Lawrence Harvey, does a striptease during a performance of Hamlet.’
    • ‘The first dojo we trained in was upstairs over a striptease club.’
    • ‘The venue presents a mixture of ‘legit’ acts and striptease numbers, all with a performance art, post-modern wink.’
    • ‘It's more like an elegant striptease, or gentle foreplay before the tasteful product identification at the end.’
    • ‘It's dancing, or even a striptease act, as someone once called it.’
    • ‘When Eileen comes to him for help, he breaks into a provocative striptease, singing ‘Let's Misbehave’ with two lusty hookers.’
    • ‘Given the vote for the first time, a party called the Independent Erotic Initiative is elected in, and they organise a striptease in the local town.’
    • ‘The mysteries of cholesterol unfold like various stages of undress in the metabolic striptease.’
    • ‘You can't back out or refuse, even if it's something like doing a striptease at a school assembly.’
    • ‘They seem mostly interested in staging stripteases and offering pornography for sale.’
    • ‘And when the striptease acts no longer attracted enough customers, the cinema had to close.’
    • ‘To fill time, Johnny started doing a mock striptease, taking off his jacket, tie, shoes, socks and shirt.’
    • ‘The striptease sequence in particular is spectacular, as are some of the chase sequences.’
    • ‘Jack, a man she meets in the striptease parlor where she works, is more substantive.’
    • ‘In the 30-second spot, a life-size computer-generated bar performs a striptease to bump and grind music.’
    • ‘As one element of American popular entertainment, striptease combined ‘sexual display and parodic humor.’’
    • ‘‘You have to do a little striptease to music for me,’ she said in between the kisses.’
    • ‘The combination lends a dramatic air to my striptease.’
    erotic, sexy, provocative, go-go, striptease, titillating, risqué
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