Definition of erotic in English:

erotic

adjective

  • Relating to or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement.

    ‘her book of erotic fantasies’
    • ‘There are more magazines, more books written about horror than about erotic films.’
    • ‘She begins by attempting to distinguish between the erotic and the pornographic.’
    • ‘Are you ready to take a look at the effects of the sexual revolution on erotic cinema?’
    • ‘The piece is undoubtedly erotic, evoking the sexuality of both male and female bodies.’
    • ‘While the racy title and erotic cover art might suggest a light read, nothing could be further from the truth.’
    • ‘Of course we have no way, not yet, of knowing the secrets of her erotic fantasies.’
    • ‘Most noticeably, a pair of frankly erotic paintings of recumbent female nudes crown the centre of the rooms.’
    • ‘The power of many erotic fantasies relies more on concealment than full disclosure.’
    • ‘Art has had little difficulty connecting erotic desire with the yearning for death and annihilation.’
    • ‘The thing is people who read this stuff probably think it is highly erotic, and they are just so naughty for reading it.’
    • ‘To pluck food from a nude woman at a party is certainly sensual and quite likely erotic, but sexual?’
    • ‘Never will I forget the erotic thrill of that non-existent, yet tender exchange of tongues.’
    • ‘Not because it's particularly erotic, more out of curiosity: who are these men?’
    • ‘Here you will find a room of elegantly erotic mosaics, and sentimentally carnal ceramics.’
    • ‘They conceal erotic secrets and erotic treasures for which men have killed and been killed.’
    • ‘It's not erotic, it's not titillating at all, and it's not particularly voyeuristic.’
    • ‘It is a sensual, erotic experience, the light on the white fabric changing as the day progresses.’
    • ‘Men who fought wars and wrestled with grizzlies also displayed erotic and romantic affection for other men.’
    • ‘When I use him in my belly-dancing act, it works well, as it's an erotic, sensual dance.’
    • ‘But to see these images as either overtly sexual or even primarily erotic would be a big mistake.’
    sexually arousing, sexually exciting, sexually stimulating
    titillating, salacious, prurient, lubricious, suggestive
    pornographic, sexually explicit, lewd, smutty, hard-core, soft-core, dirty, off colour, indecent, Improper, filthy, vulgar, crude
    libidinous, lustful, lascivious, lecherous, licentious
    sexual, sexy, sensual, carnal, venereal, amatory
    seductive, alluring, tantalizing, desirable, aphrodisiac
    racy, risqué, ribald, naughty, bawdy, earthy, spicy, rabelaisian
    erogenous, erotogenic
    blue, x-rated, steamy, raunchy, randy, horny
    adult
    concupiscent
    venereous, anacreontic
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

erotic

/ɪˈrɒtɪk/