Definition of titillation in English:



mass noun
  • The arousal of interest or excitement, especially through sexually suggestive images or words.

    ‘a literary form of popular entertainment and titillation’
    ‘sexual titillation’
    • ‘The film is littered with scenes that exist only for the titillation of the male audience.’
    • ‘Cheap tracts and single sheet broadsides fed an apparently insatiable popular appetite for novelty, sensation and titillation.’
    • ‘Despite the vast amount of pseudo love-making taking place, the scenes raise nothing in the way of sexual titillation.’
    • ‘Creating an aura of titillation will cause album sales to skyrocket.’
    • ‘All of the shots have a voyeuristic purpose intended to satisfy the desire for titillation among television viewers.’