erot·​i·​ca | \ i-ˈrä-ti-kə How to pronounce erotica (audio) \

Definition of erotica

1 : literary or artistic works having an erotic theme or quality
2 : depictions of things erotic

Examples of erotica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Images and audio are great but sometimes there’s nothing better than reading some good old fashioned erotica. Glamour, "15 Porn Sites for Women That You'll Really, Really Enjoy," 20 May 2019 The View co-panelist Joy Behar told Fifty Shades author E.L. James her own erotica preferences. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Co-Star Joy Behar Revealed Her 'Fifty Shades' Fantasy and Meghan McCain Lost It," 1 May 2019 The new guidelines exclude text, so erotica remains permitted. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th," 3 Dec. 2018 Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "What Is Bigfoot Erotica? So Glad You Asked!," 30 July 2018 Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "What Is Bigfoot Erotica? So Glad You Asked!," 30 July 2018 The Dipsea library is an erotica-lover’s dream, categorized by moods and scenarios and tastefully curated according to common fantasies. Jessie Militare, Marie Claire, "The Future of Women-Friendly Erotica Is Audio Porn, According to This App," 26 Dec. 2018 Unlike mainstream film festivals, which might connect you to a potential distribution deal, erotic film festivals are mostly just a way to showcase your work to other filmmakers and erotica fans who are enough in the know to attend these events. Lux Alptraum, The Verge, "What if porn, but for women," 18 Sep. 2018 Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Virginia Political Candidate Says Opponent Draws Bigfoot Porn, and That Shouldn't Matter," 1 Aug. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'erotica.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of erotica

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for erotica

New Latin, from Greek erōtika, neuter plural of erōtikos

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about erotica

Statistics for erotica

Last Updated

17 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for erotica

The first known use of erotica was in 1819

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for erotica

erotica

noun

English Language Learners Definition of erotica

: works of art or literature that deal with sex and are meant to cause sexual feelings : erotic works
erot·​i·​ca | \ i-ˈrät-i-kə How to pronounce erotica (audio) \

Medical Definition of erotica

: literary or artistic works having an erotic theme or quality

More from Merriam-Webster on erotica

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with erotica

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about erotica

Comments on erotica

What made you want to look up erotica? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

incapable of being surmounted or overcome

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!