homoeroticism

[ hoh-moh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm /

noun

a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex.

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Also ho·mo·er·o·tism [hoh-moh-er-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌhoʊ moʊˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/.

Origin of homoeroticism

First recorded in 1915–20; homo- + eroticism

OTHER WORDS FROM homoeroticism

ho·mo·e·rot·ic [hoh-moh-i-rot-ik] /ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homoerotic (1 of 2)

homoerotic
/ (ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪk) /

adjective

of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire for persons of one's own sex

British Dictionary definitions for homoerotic (2 of 2)

homoeroticism

homoerotism (ˌhəʊməʊˈɛrəˌtɪzəm)

/ (ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one's own sex
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