Definition of erotic
1 : of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire erotic art
2 : strongly marked or affected by sexual desire
eroticallyplay \i-ˈrä-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of erotic in a Sentence
the erotic aspects of the story of Beauty and the Beast
Recent Examples of erotic from the Web
And Gengoroh Tagame, best known for his gay erotic manga, has written a really sweet all-ages book called ‘
Francois Ozon's erotic thriller, about a woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst but discovers there's more to him than meets the eye, is competing for the Palme d'Or.
The feeling of watching is sensual, if not erotic—something like the pleasure of plunging your hand into a tub of uncooked rice.
The movie most well-known for its orgy scenes is probably Eyes Wide Shut, the erotic thriller by Stanley Kubrick.
My mother the pornographer Sunlove welcomes the pervasive yet paradoxical mainstreaming of kink and the availability of erotic materials, both on the Internet and elsewhere, that celebrate sexuality and inform the interested.
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Origin and Etymology of erotic
Greek erōtikos, from erōt-, erōs
First Known Use: 1651See Words from the same year
EROTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of erotic for English Language Learners
: relating to sex : causing sexual feelings
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