Definition of erotism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛrətɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun]
Sexual desire or excitement; eroticism.
Example sentences
  • That might be one of the differences between erotism and pornography, erotism shows the minimum for stimulation of imagination, while pornography shows everything, in excess.
  • As such they can be seen as the church reclaiming the broader social memory of dance's image from the amnesia of an exclusive association with courtship erotism or parades of arms.
  • We establish a space ‘between the oral erotism and the true object-relationship’.


Mid 19th century: from Greek erōs, erōt- 'sexual love' + -ism.

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