pornographic books, pictures, etc., esp. of a stylish or sophisticated type
Origin of eroticaModern Latin from Classical Greek er?tika, neuter plural
plural nounused with a sing. or pl. verb
Literature or art intended to arouse sexual desire.
Origin of eroticaGreek erōtika from neuter pl. of erōtikos erotic ; see erotic .
- Erotic literature or art.
- There's a fine line between erotica and pornography.
- Sexual images or objects.
- The council was shocked by the "hideous images" spraypainted on the bridge, but the perpetrators insisted it was erotica.
OriginSee also: erótica
From neuter plural of Latin eroticus (“amatory”), from Ancient Greek ἐρωτικός (erotikos).