Definition of Turn-on

1. Noun. Something causing excitement or stimulating interest.

Generic synonyms: Input, Stimulant, Stimulation, Stimulus
Language type: Colloquialism
Derivative terms: Turn On, Turn On

Definition of Turn-on

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Something that attracts, gives pleasure, or encourages, especially sexually. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn-on

turmits
turmoil
turmoiled
turmoiling
turmoils
turms
turn
turn'd
turn-about
turn-around
turn-buckle
turn-by-turn
turn-by-turn navigation
turn-offs
turn-ons
turn-sick
turn-stile
turn-stiles
turn-up
turn a blind eye
turn a corner
turn a deaf ear
turn a hair
turn a loss
turn a new leaf
turn a nice dime
turn a nice dollar
turn a nice penny

Literary usage of Turn-on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Then in his turn on brave Agenor sprang 710 Pelides ; but Apollo suffer'd not That glory to his arm, but snatch'd him up And wrapp'd him in thick mist, ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Wo can then turn on the force in the cove. Wheeler's cavalry will move on Wilder so as to cover your right I shall be delighted ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1911)
"It was shown at the trial that purposes and uses, and one in such building, taking hold of an incandescent lamp in a reasonably prudent manner, to turn on ..."

4. Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties by Moisei Ostrogorski (1902)
"The greatness and the poverty of contemporary democracy turn on this distinction between the two formulas. Through the mere fact of having realized material ..."

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