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
Roughly 95 percent of the perfume imagery that crosses my desk features a woman or a couple in some sort of erotic situation, and far too many perfume ads wrongly perpetuate the idea that having sex on the sand is a good idea.
Scripted by Zoe King (whose late father, Zalman King, was an expert at this sort of B-movie erotic thriller), Inconceivable lurches from one laughably predictable, awkward moment to the next.
Not Okay with people saying that erotic or gay romance fanfic was something to be ashamed of.
Ibsen's plays plumbed women's inner lives before the movies made worldwide stars of Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, and portrayed Scandinavian women as beautiful, erotic, emotional and enigmatic.
Though some snooty critics have long dismissed the artist, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and his exquisite, intensely erotic late 19th-century canvas, the sale set a record price for the painter.
Looks like the usual monster mash-up of gothic and erotic.
For amorous couples looking to take it up a notch, check into the erotic suite at the 9Hotel Montparnasse.
Few of us want to actually receive an erotic massage — the thought actually makes my skin crawl.
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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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