Definition of titillating in English:

titillating

adjective

  • Arousing mild sexual excitement or interest; salacious.

    ‘she let slip titillating details about her clients’
    ‘then came a lot of titillating tabloid speculation’
    • ‘It's not an erotic, titillating scene, nor is it meant to be.’
    • ‘In past albums the titillating message was overshadowed by a bouncy, girlish beat and image.’
    • ‘While never titillating or exploitive, the love shared between Lana and Brandon is honest and very moving.’
    • ‘Wrapped around the chat-show elements are snippets of supposedly adult education programmes and gratuitous shots of semi-nude women in titillating situations.’
    • ‘In one of the book's most titillating revelations, she writes about engaging in sexual threesomes.’
    • ‘What makes the movie intriguing (and worthy of this DVD series) is the love story, which is both titillating and sweet in spite of its inherent impropriety.’
    • ‘As for the film being racy, raunchy or titillating, there's utterly nothing groundbreaking here.’
    • ‘And everyone seems ever more determined to expose themselves, transforming titillating tales into their fifteen minutes of TV-chatter fame.’
    • ‘It is this that lends her mildly titillating fiction the veneer of importance.’
    • ‘Whilst some may find this titillating we cannot but regard it with abhorrence.’
    • ‘The titillating subject brought the crowds in, no doubt, but the film is not really salacious.’
    • ‘By the time that same child is 18 years old, approximately 40,000 sexually titillating scenes will have been viewed.’
    • ‘The titillating details that have emerged about their four-month fling have also made the story irresistible.’
    • ‘What is gained in the new photographs is something more titillating, however - a representation of love that transcends the physical and leaves more to the imagination.’
    • ‘This is certainly the message that comes through in the titillating images of women as both vamp and virgin that dominate our film and television media.’
    • ‘There's no voyeuristic, titillating side to the film.’
    • ‘Sure, crass commercialism has pushed the mainstream media into an obsession with titillating stories about celebrities.’
    • ‘And users, many of whom are quick to express concerns about the porn on the net, aren't very forthcoming when you ask whether they're looking at titillating images.’
    • ‘Yet there is more here than just titillating visuals.’
    • ‘I had heard strange, titillating details about Morrison's life, and wanted to voyeuristically experience them.’
    sexually arousing, sexually exciting, sexually stimulating, provocative, salacious, lurid, sexy, sensual, erotic, pornographic
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Pronunciation

titillating

/ˈtidlˌādiNG//ˈtɪdlˌeɪdɪŋ/