Definition of "erotic" []

  • Of or concerning sexual love and desire; amatory. (adjective)
  • Tending to arouse sexual desire. (adjective)
  • Dominated by sexual love or desire. (adjective)
  • Of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Marked by strong sexual desire or being especially sensitive to sexual stimulation (adjective)
  • A person who has strong sexual desires or is especially responsive to sexual stimulation (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "erotic" in a sentence
  • "‡ The word erotic comes from the Greek word eros, which is the term for sexual love itself, as well as the god’s name."
  • "Honey Money, a recent book that coined the term "erotic capital" defined as "beauty, sex appeal, liveliness, a talent for dressing well, charm and social skills and sexual competence"."
  • "Ms. Lagarde possesses an abundance of what I call "erotic capital," and she has used it knowingly and to great advantage."