from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To stimulate by touching lightly; tickle.
- transitive v. To excite (another) pleasurably, superficially or erotically.
- intransitive v. To excite another, especially in a superficial, pleasurable manner: "Once you decide to titillate instead of illuminate . . . you create a climate of expectation that requires a higher and higher level of intensity” ( Bill Moyers).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stimulate or excite pleasantly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To tickle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To tickle; excite a tickling or tingling sensation in; hence, to excite pleasurably; exhilarate; elate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
- v. excite pleasurably or erotically
Latin tītillāre, tītillāt-, to tickle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin tītillō ("tickle"). (Wiktionary)