ho·​mo·​erot·​ic | \ ˌhō-mō-i-ˈrä-tik How to pronounce homoerotic (audio) \

Definition of homoerotic

: homosexual specifically : marked by, revealing, or portraying homosexual desire homoerotic photographs

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Other Words from homoerotic

homoeroticism \ ˌhō-​mō-​i-​ˈrä-​tə-​ˌsi-​zəm How to pronounce homoeroticism (audio) \ noun

Examples of homoerotic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year’s Netflix translation of Neon Genesis Evangelion, for example, dramatically undercut a key scene’s homoerotic valence. Washington Post, "What we talk about when we talk about ‘Ghost of Tsushima’," 1 Oct. 2020 Set in Djibouti, the film explores the repression of homoerotic desire among a troop of French Legionnaires. Christian Vasquez, Dallas News, "Film series to screen queer classic ‘Beau Travail’ at Texas Theatre drive-in," 14 Sep. 2020 With the franchise, Schumacher, who was openly gay, sparked controversy by adding homoerotic elements to the crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin, according to Variety. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "Joel Schumacher, director of ‘The Lost Boys,’ ‘Batman,’ dies at age 80," 22 June 2020 The homoerotic bond between these best frenemies is one fans still can't quit. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "Hannibal Was Cancelled In 2015, But Netflix Has Given Fans New Hope," 12 June 2020 So, too, are the quasi-fascist coaches delivering facts and figures in your ear, the cyborgian pit crews, and the champions’ inevitably homoerotic champagne showers after a race is won. The New Yorker, "New Yorker Crossword Constructors on the Best Games to Play While Social Distancing," 22 Apr. 2020 Patton was cast in Freddy's Revenge, which, apparently unbeknownst to its director Jack Sholder, was infused with homoerotic subtext by screenwriter David Chaskin. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street': Film Review," 26 Feb. 2020 There's nothing gimmicky about the casting, and despite some homoerotic flirting between Hamlet and the opportunistic Rosencrantz and Guildernstern (Barry McKiernan, Shane O'Reilly), Negga's gender becomes mostly immaterial to the performance. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Hamlet': Theater Review," 11 Feb. 2020 Others writhe or sprawl, contributing to a sort of carnal junk yard, though with the homoerotic garnish of one good-looking young man in the background. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The In-Your-Face Paintings of Peter Saul," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of homoerotic

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homoerotic was in 1916

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“Homoerotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homoerotic. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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ho·​mo·​erot·​ic | \ ˌhō-mō-i-ˈrät-ik How to pronounce homoerotic (audio) \

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Other Words from homoerotic

homoeroticism \ -​i-​ˈrät-​ə-​ˌsiz-​əm How to pronounce homoeroticism (audio) \ also homoerotism \ -​ˈer-​ə-​ˌtiz-​əm How to pronounce homoerotism (audio) \ noun

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