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Syllabification: e·rot·ic
Pronunciation: /əˈrädik

Definition of erotic in English:


Of, relating to, or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement.
Example sentences
  • To pluck food from a nude woman at a party is certainly sensual and quite likely erotic, but sexual?
  • But to see these images as either overtly sexual or even primarily erotic would be a big mistake.
  • Are you ready to take a look at the effects of the sexual revolution on erotic cinema?
sexy, sexually arousing, sexually stimulating, titillating, suggestive;
pornographic, sexually explicit, lewd, smutty, hard-core, soft-core, dirty, racy, risqué, ribald, naughty;
sexual, sensual, amatory;
seductive, alluring, tantalizing
informal blue, X-rated, steamy, raunchy, bootylicious
euphemistic adult


mid 17th century: from French érotique, from Greek erōtikos, from erōs, erōt- 'sexual love'.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Included in the draft legislation is a 10-year jail sentence and fines of more than $40,000 for ‘locking lips’ in public or dancing erotically.
  • A little-known Federal law allows individuals to send a Prohibitory Order against companies that are sending unsolicited sexually provocative or erotically arousing mail.
  • It's depicting it very erotically, very excitedly.

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