lovemaking

noun

love·​mak·​ing ˈləv-ˌmā-kiŋ How to pronounce lovemaking (audio)
1
: sexual activity
especially : copulation
2
lovemaker noun

Examples of lovemaking in a Sentence

does not allow her young daughter to watch any films in which lovemaking is shown, however discreetly a series of Rococo paintings in which the lovemaking of French aristocrats is depicted with erotic playfulness
Recent Examples on the Web Some experts believe that Raphael used the eclipse as a complex metaphor for Isaac and Rebecca’s stealthy deception and lovemaking, which occurred during totality. Elissaveta M. Brandon, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Apr. 2024 And there are all these stories about the allotment of condoms and cardboard beds that are designed to break if the lovemaking is too vigorous? Vulture, 3 Nov. 2023 Try to get in some tender lovemaking as well as swinging from the chandelier. Deborah Gaines, Parents, 28 Sep. 2023 The ratio of witty banter to explicit lovemaking is high. Time, 11 Aug. 2023 The passionate lovemaking that follows marks both a culmination and a beginning. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 So a Valentine's lesson from bigfin squid: listening to your partner goes a long way towards successful lovemaking. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 14 Feb. 2018 Sensual lovemaking between two consenting adults — that would be a relief. Dan Hernandez, Longreads, 28 Feb. 2023 Without a healthy bounce, movement can be difficult and awkward, making for less-than-ideal lovemaking. Megan Griffith, Health, 4 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of lovemaking was in the 15th century

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“Lovemaking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lovemaking. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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