Meaning of erotism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛrətɪz(ə)m/


mass noun
  • Sexual desire or excitement; eroticism.

    ‘That might be one of the differences between erotism and pornography, erotism shows the minimum for stimulation of imagination, while pornography shows everything, in excess.’
    • ‘As such they can be seen as the church reclaiming the broader social memory of dance's image from the amnesia of an exclusive association with courtship erotism or parades of arms.’
    • ‘We establish a space ‘between the oral erotism and the true object-relationship’.’
    • ‘Let's take a look at a collection of pictures that shows how marketers use sex and erotism in advertising.’
    • ‘Anal-erotism and urethral erotism both belong undoubtedly to the same period of development.’


Mid 19th century from Greek erōs, erōt- ‘sexual love’ + -ism.