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erotica

Syllabification: e·rot·i·ca
Pronunciation: /əˈrädəkə
 
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Definition of erotica in English:

noun

Literature or art intended to arouse sexual desire.
Example sentences
  • The exegesis explores the genre of women's erotica and is well grounded in contemporary critical theory.
  • I, for one, initially advocated a statement saying we were not interested in genre work, or erotica.
  • There will be shows about French decontructionism and shows about science physical response to sexual stimuli, including erotica or actual people.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek erōtika, neuter plural of erōtikos (see erotic).

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