[hoh-moh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m]


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

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
Related formsho·mo·e·rot·ic [hoh-moh-i-rot-ik] /ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for homoeroticism

Contemporary Examples of homoeroticism

  • Homoeroticism might be how this particular repressed desire gets expressed, but intimacy is not the same thing as eroticism.

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British Dictionary definitions for homoeroticism


homoerotism (ˌhəʊməʊˈɛrəˌtɪzəm)


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