erotic

play
adjective erot·ic \i-ˈrä-tik\
variants: or less commonly

erotical

play \i-ˈrä-ti-kəl\

Definition of erotic

  1. 1 :  of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire erotic art

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of erotic

Greek erōtikos, from erōt-, erōs


First Known Use: 1651


EROTIC Defined for English Language Learners

erotic

play
adjective erot·ic \i-ˈrä-tik\

Definition of erotic for English Language Learners

  • : relating to sex : causing sexual feelings


Medical Dictionary

erotic

play
adjective erot·ic \i-ˈrät-ik\
variants: also

erotical

\i-ˈrät-i-kəl\play

Medical Definition of erotic

  1. 1:  of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire

  2. 2:  strongly marked or affected by sexual desire

erotically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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