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Titillate vs Thrill - What's the difference?

titillate | thrill |

As verbs the difference between titillate and thrill

is that titillate is to stimulate or excite pleasantly while thrill is (ergative) to suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to (figuratively) electrify; to experience such a sensation.

As a noun thrill is

a trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion.

titillate

English

Verb

(titillat)
  • To stimulate or excite pleasantly
  • ''The dancer titillated her audience with gyrations and suggestive movements.

    thrill

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (ergative) To suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to (figuratively) electrify; to experience such a sensation.
  • * 1937 , Frank Churchill and Leigh Harline, “One Song”, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , Walt Disney:
  • One love / That has possessed me; / One love / Thrilling me through
  • * M. Arnold
  • vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the reader with sudden delight
  • * Spenser
  • The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled , / That sudden cold did run through every vein.
  • (ergative) To (cause something to) tremble or quiver.
  • (obsolete) To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
  • * Spenser
  • He pierced through his chafed chest / With thrilling point of deadly iron brand.
  • (obsolete) To hurl; to throw; to cast.
  • * Heywood
  • I'll thrill my javelin.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=1 , passage=She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill .}}
  • A cause of sudden excitement; a kick.
  • (medicine) A slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur.
  • A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
  • Derived terms

    * cheap thrill * thrill kill / thrill killing * thrill killer * thrilly