pornographic books, pictures, etc., esp. of a stylish or sophisticated type
Origin of eroticaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek er?tika, neuter plural
plural noun(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Literature or art intended to arouse sexual desire.
Origin of eroticaGreek er&omacron;tika, from neuter pl. of er&omacron;tikos, 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).