Definition of turn-on in US English:



  • A person or thing that causes someone to feel excited or sexually aroused.

    ‘tight jeans can be a real turn-on’
    • ‘Sense of humor is said to be the biggest turn-on.’
    • ‘I've always had a dark side, and for me that's kind of a sexual turn-on.’
    • ‘That may be why it's such a turn-on.’
    • ‘You never know, she might find your new-found sense of responsibility a turn-on, which would come in very handy on those long winter nights.’
    • ‘At my request, she tries to explain the turn-on.’
    • ‘It must have been a real turn-on for her.’
    • ‘I find them a turn-on.’
    • ‘I have to admit that his being married, even as tenuously as Jason was, was kind of a turn-on.’
    • ‘Playful dates are a real turn-on for someone seeking a good-time. When it comes to love-interests, you want to be ‘friends first’.’
    • ‘I'm not sure why this was such a turn-on, but there you have it he is American.’
    • ‘Tell her exactly what you'd like to do and why it's a turn-on.’
    • ‘It was such a turn-on to see someone that open, and I felt so honoured that she let me share it with her.’
    • ‘Intelligence in the other sex is a real turn-on for you.’
    • ‘The sexual acts are a turn-on, even if the duo doing it aren't.’
    • ‘Something I would find terrifying a man might find a turn-on.’
    • ‘While success is something of a genuine turn-on, it's much less so to women who meet lots of successful men, and have come to expect it.’
    • ‘This was a real turn-on.’
    • ‘The magazine is looking for couples to talk about the turn-on that always works for them.’
    • ‘Are female breasts a sexual turn-on for some men?’
    • ‘Ronnie always says he fancies me and that's a great turn-on for a woman.’



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