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pornography

noun por·nog·ra·phy \-fē\

: movies, pictures, magazines, etc., that show or describe naked people or sex in a very open and direct way in order to cause sexual excitement

Full Definition of PORNOGRAPHY

1
:  the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement
2
:  material (as books or a photograph) that depicts erotic behavior and is intended to cause sexual excitement
3
:  the depiction of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction <the pornography of violence>
por·no·graph·ic \ˌpr-nə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
por·no·graph·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PORNOGRAPHY

  1. If you ask me, his movies are just high-class pornography.

Origin of PORNOGRAPHY

Greek pornographos, adjective, writing about prostitutes, from pornē prostitute + graphein to write; akin to Greek pernanai to sell, poros journey — more at fare, carve
First Known Use: 1858

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