lovemaking

noun
love·​mak·​ing | \ ˈləv-ˌmā-kiŋ How to pronounce lovemaking (audio) \

Definition of lovemaking

1 : sexual activity especially : copulation

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lovemaker \ ˈləv-​ˌmā-​kər How to pronounce lovemaker (audio) \ 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 Their lovemaking is at once raw and poetic, so explicit that the viewer feels like an intruder. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, "Jeanne Jakle: 10 new TV series to watch in May, including ‘City of Angels,’ ‘Upload,’ ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Snowpiercer’," 24 Apr. 2020 The clip drifts back to the past, when Goss and his beau were still on better terms, cutting to shots of their passionate lovemaking and smiling brunches, filled with Canadian bacon and flapjacks covered in syrup. Alex Blynn, Billboard, "Tom Goss and Daniel Franzese Explore a Complicated Love Affair in 'Quebec': Watch," 13 Feb. 2020 The innocent peck unfolds into passionate lovemaking. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "'Queen & Slim' Is The Black Love Story We Needed," 3 Dec. 2019 But even if her nightly lovemaking is interrupted by ill fate, Serafina Delle Rose can at least be thankful that she doesn’t get led to her doom in a straitjacket as the curtain goes down, Stanley Kowalski leering in her face. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Marisa Tomei is passionate and terrific in 'Rose Tattoo’ on Broadway," 15 Oct. 2019 Payare took it memorializingly slow, but sensually, not wanting the lovemaking to stop. Los Angeles Times, "Review: In San Diego and Thousand Oaks, new music directors hail new orchestral eras," 8 Oct. 2019 Forget about peaks—lovemaking can be exciting in your twenties, thirties, forties and beyond. Sharon Boone, Essence, "Do Tell! Five Sexy Confessions From Women In Their 20s, 30s and 40s," 30 July 2019 And the lovemaking could continue for several more months, as beech trees in the region continue to have one of their largest mast seasons in over 40 years. Leah Asmelash And Brian Ries, CNN, "This bird was nearly extinct. Now, its population could double thanks to an 'epic' breeding season," 19 July 2019 Sal’s and my lovemaking, languid and aimless, floats before me like a childhood idyll. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Can the Political Override the Personal?," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of lovemaking

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Lovemaking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lovemaking. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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lovemaking

noun
How to pronounce lovemaking (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of lovemaking

: sexual activity : the act of making love

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