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pornography Line breaks: porn|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /pɔːˈnɒɡrəfi/

Definition of pornography in English:


[mass noun]
Printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate sexual excitement.
Example sentences
  • The denial of the social fact of sexuality in pornography is made explicit in its audience.
  • This is not hardcore pornography and the material can be bought in many stores.
  • There's always a tricky issue when you get into stolen material or pornography.
erotica, pornographic material, pornographic literature/films/videos, hard-core pornography, soft-core pornography, dirty books;
smut, filth, vice
informal porn, hard porn, soft porn, porno, skin/girlie magazines, cheesecake, pornies
dated, , rare facetiae


Mid 19th century: from Greek pornographos 'writing about prostitutes', from pornē 'prostitute' + graphein 'write'.

Words that rhyme with pornography

autobiography, bibliography, biography, cardiography, cartography, chirography, choreography, chromatography, cinematography, cosmography, cryptography, demography, discography, filmography, geography, hagiography, historiography, hydrography, iconography, lexicography, lithography, oceanography, orthography, palaeography (US paleography), photography, radiography, reprography, stenography, topography, typography
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