arousing or satisfying sexual desire: an erotic dance.
of, relating to, or treating of sexual love; amatory: an erotic novel.
subject to or marked by strong sexual desire.
an erotic poem.
an erotic person.
- e·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb
- an·ti·e·rot·ic, adjective
- non·e·rot·ic, adjective
- non·e·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pseu·do·e·rot·ic, adjective
- pseu·do·e·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb
- qua·si-e·rot·ic, adjective
- qua·si-e·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·e·rot·ic, adjective
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How to use erotic in a sentence
A poem that relies on the image of a storm-tossed boat to put the "row" in "erotics."
To prove this with all the rigidity of demonstration desirable is in the present state of erotics beyond our power.The Soul of the Far East | Percival Lowell
As Frenchmen, they thought little about marrying, but as young Parisians they led a life into which erotics entered largely.Tales of Two Countries | Alexander Kielland
Socrates described his philosophy as the science of erotics.A Problem in Greek Ethics | John Addington Symonds
It is for it that he created the trumpery horrors, the sweet erotics of the score of "Salome."Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
Much of their erotics she only half understood, but that made it all the more lovely.Tales of Two Countries | Alexander Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for erotic
of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure
marked by strong sexual desire or being especially sensitive to sexual stimulation
a person who has strong sexual desires or is especially responsive to sexual stimulation
- erotically, adverb
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