erotic

adjective erot·ic \ i-ˈrä-tik \
variants: or less commonly erotical play \i-ˈrä-ti-kəl\
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018
1 : of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire
  • erotic art
2 : strongly marked or affected by sexual desire

erotic

noun

erotically

play \i-ˈrä-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of erotic in a Sentence

  1. the erotic aspects of the story of Beauty and the Beast

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Origin and Etymology of erotic

Greek erōtikos, from erōt-, erōs

EROTIC Defined for English Language Learners

erotic

  • : relating to sex : causing sexual feelings


Medical Dictionary

erotic

adjective erot·ic \ i-ˈrät-ik \
variants: also erotical play \i-ˈrät-i-kəl\
1 : of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire
2 : strongly marked or affected by sexual desire

erotically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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