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Definition of "eroticism" []

  • An erotic quality or theme. (noun)
  • Sexual excitement. (noun)
  • Abnormally persistent sexual excitement. (noun)

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.

Use "eroticism" in a sentence
  • "Leiber's edgy narrative throughout this story of dark eroticism is very descriptive, oftentimes lingering (seemingly) too long on Ryker's point of view, making the reader wonder when he will get on with the story."
  • "Granted, eroticism is different for each person, I still find it hard to believe that many people would find these tales sensual at all; they fall more into the category of bawdy, if anything."
  • "Not to be confused with the schoolboy's desire to have the body fully exposed, eroticism is thus transformed from a problem of knowledge and possession — of knowing/seeing/having the body of the beloved — into a problem of imagination and relinquishment — of seeing what is to be seen and imagining what is not and letting go of the illusion of mastery."