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

  • Literature or art intended to arouse sexual desire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Erotic literature or art.
  • n. Sexual images or objects.

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

  • n. creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire


Greek erōtika, from neuter pl. of erōtikos, erotic; see erotic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From neuter plural of Latin eroticus ("amatory"), from Ancient Greek ἐρωτικός (erotikos). (Wiktionary)



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  • Wordnet 3.0 is wrong in my opinion above. Throughout history all artists have depicted the nude. Tremendous artistic value! xxoo!

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