Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or tending to arouse sexual desire.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or prompted by love; treating of love; amorous.
  • noun An amorous composition or poem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An amorous composition or poem.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the passion of love; treating of love; amatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement.
  • noun An amorous composition or poem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing
  • noun an erotic person

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek erōtikos, from erōs, erōt-, sexual love.]

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From French érotique, from Ancient Greek ἐρωτικός (erōtikos, "related to love"), from ἔρως (erōs, "sexual love").

Examples

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  • My first and only exposure to the word LUSTALGIA happened in the mid-1960s in Los Angeles. A morning announcer used it in a now-forgotten sentence as I drove to graduate school at UCLA. The sense was nostalgic memories with lust as a theme.

    For the 'Free Love' movement then in near full-flower, I believe it is a word that ought to be more widely used, at least to ones self, with a glimmer of a smile and a memory flash!

    Probably best considered a noun or adjective: "The small group of friends from the 60s drifted into exchanging sweetly lustalgic memories of what had been, what might have been, what should have been, and, luckily, what never had been more than a memory of a private, still powerful fantasy."

    September 21, 2009