UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪˈrɒtɪsɪzəm/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(i rotə siz′əm)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•rot•i•cism  (i rotə siz′əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the sexual or erotic quality or character of something.
  2. Fine Art, Literaturethe use of sexually arousing or suggestive symbolism, settings, allusions, situations, etc., in art, literature, drama, or the like.
  3. the condition of being sexually aroused or excited.
  4. sexual drive or tendency.
  5. Psychiatryan abnormally persistent sexual drive.
Also,  er•o•tism  (i rotə siz′əm),USA pronunciation  e•roti•cist, n. 
  • erotic + -ism 1880–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
eroticism /ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm/, erotism /ˈɛrəˌtɪzəm/ n
  1. erotic quality or nature
  2. the use of sexually arousing or pleasing symbolism in literature or art
  3. sexual excitement or desire
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