[ ih-rot-i-kuh ]
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noun(used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. written works, usually fiction, dealing with sexual love.

  2. sexually explicit art, photographs, sculptures, or the like, depicting human sexuality.

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Origin of erotica

1850–55; <Greek, neuter plural of erōtikóserotic

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British Dictionary definitions for erotica


/ (ɪˈrɒtɪkə) /

pl n
  1. explicitly sexual literature or art

Origin of erotica

C19: from Greek erōtika, neuter plural of erōtikos erotic

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