cun·​ni·​lin·​gus | \ ˌkə-ni-ˈliŋ-gəs How to pronounce cunnilingus (audio) \
variants: or less commonly cunnilinctus \ ˌkə-​ni-​ˈliŋ(k)-​təs How to pronounce cunnilinctus (audio) \

Definition of cunnilingus

: oral stimulation of the vulva or clitoris

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Recent Examples on the Web Maybe there is a future show in store on the foibles of cunnilingus. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, "Jacqueline Novak Chews Over the Blow Job in Her One-Woman Show “Get on Your Knees”," 27 July 2019 For decades, the phrase referred to a softer, and presumably more female-friendly genre of erotic content, one with good lighting, minimal close-ups of penetration, lots of cunnilingus, and, of course, an actual plot. Lux Alptraum, The Verge, "What if porn, but for women," 18 Sep. 2018 Kat has just returned from traveling the world with her new boo Adina (Nikohl Boosheri) and overcomes her fear of cunnilingus., "The Soothing Effect Of The Bold Type's White Feminism," 13 June 2018 Christ guard my delicate soul from having to narrate fake cunnilingus in real-time, first-person present tense. Max Maller, Chicago Reader, "Firefly Love fails as both a play and a play-by-play," 6 July 2018 Later, Blue Valentine, the saddest movie to ever feature cunnilingus, will make it to Netflix. Rebecca Farley,, "Everything Coming To Netflix In July," 20 June 2018 One of the more unexpected lessons the universe offered up last week is that the spectrum of male attitudes toward cunnilingus is anchored by DJ Khaled on one end, with the Rock holding down the other. Cari Romm, The Cut, "11 Sex Therapists on What Their Clients Tell Them About Oral Sex," 9 May 2018 Of all the erotic situations Regards Coupables draws, cunnilingus is most likely to be flagged as obscene by unwitting scrollers, but those illustrations are also especially popular with his account’s 550,000 followers. Gwynedd Stuart, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Instagram-Famous French Artist Figured Out How to Make Erotic Art Social Media Friendly," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cunnilingus

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cunnilingus

cunnilingus, New Latin, from Latin, one who licks the vulva, from cunnus vulva + lingere to lick; cunnilinctus, New Latin, from Latin cunnus + linctus, act of licking, from lingere — more at lick

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The first known use of cunnilingus was in 1864

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“Cunnilingus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cunnilingus

: the act of stimulating a woman's sexual organs with the mouth for sexual pleasure


cun·​ni·​lin·​gus | \ ˌkən-i-ˈliŋ-gəs How to pronounce cunnilingus (audio) \
variants: also cunnilinctus \ -​ˈliŋ(k)-​təs How to pronounce cunnilinctus (audio) \

Medical Definition of cunnilingus

: oral stimulation of the vulva or clitoris

Other Words from cunnilingus

cunnilinguism \ -​ˈliŋ-​gə-​ˌwiz-​əm How to pronounce cunnilinguism (audio) \ noun

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