eroticism

noun erot·i·cism \ i-ˈrä-tə-ˌsi-zəm \

Definition of eroticism

1 :an erotic theme or quality
2 :a state of sexual arousal
3 :insistent sexual impulse or desire

eroticist

play \i-ˈrä-tə-sist\ noun

Examples of eroticism in a Sentence

  1. the subtle eroticism of his films

  2. an actress known for her smoldering eroticism

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First Known Use of eroticism

1881


EROTICISM Defined for English Language Learners

eroticism

noun

Definition of eroticism for English Language Learners

  • : a quality that causes sexual feelings


Medical Dictionary

eroticism

noun erot·i·cism \ i-ˈrät-ə-ˌsiz-əm \

medical Definition of eroticism

1 :the arousal of or the attempt to arouse sexual feeling by means of suggestion, symbolism, or allusion (as in an art form)
2 :a state of sexual arousal or anticipation (as from stimulation of erogenous zones)
3 :insistent sexual impulse or desire


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