WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
por•nog•ra•phy /pɔrˈnɑgrəfi/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. writings, photographs, movies, etc., intended to arouse sexual excitement, esp. such materials considered as having little or no artistic merit:What constitutes pornography, some say, is in the eye of the beholder.
See -graph-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
por•nog•ra•phy  (pôr nogrə fē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. obscene writings, drawings, photographs, or the like, esp. those having little or no artistic merit.
por•no•graph•ic  (pôr′nə grafik),USA pronunciation adj.  por′no•graphi•cal•ly, adv. 
  • Greek pornográph(os) writing about harlots (porno-, combining form of pórnē harlot + -graphos -graph) + -y3
  • 1840–50;


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pornography /pɔːˈnɒɡrəfɪ/ n
  1. writings, pictures, films, etc, designed to stimulate sexual excitement
  2. the production of such material

Sometimes (informal) shortened to: porn, porno Etymology: 19th Century: from Greek pornographos writing of harlots, from pornē a harlot + graphein to write

porˈnographer n pornographic /ˌpɔːnəˈɡræfɪk/ adj ˌpornoˈgraphically adv



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