lovemaking

noun
love·mak·ing | \ˈləv-ˌmā-kiŋ \

Definition of lovemaking 

1 : courtship

2 : sexual activity especially : copulation

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lovemaker \ˈləv-ˌmā-kər \ 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

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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 Their lovemaking, about which she's conflicted, is shown as (for her anyway) drab. Robert Lloyd, latimes.com, "‘Strange Angel’: It's rocket science with occult twist," 12 June 2018 Has our athleticism and improvisation improved the quality of our lovemaking? Lynn Peters, Redbook, "Why Missionary Is the Best Sex Position of All Time," 18 Aug. 2017 This introduction is like a compressed tone poem depicting their lovemaking. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: An Ecstatic ‘Rosenkavalier’ Introduces a Conductor to Carnegie," 30 Mar. 2018 The closest, most unpredictable Academy Awards race in recent history could come down to how academy voters feel about the lovemaking of a fish-man. Washington Post, "In Oscar best-picture race, an unprecedented nail biter," 28 Feb. 2018 Bassam’s encounters with the Society alternate with graphic episodes of party-going, drug use and lovemaking. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "The Best New Fiction," 22 Dec. 2017 The Last Jedi of course takes many unpredicted turns, and unlike in the fan fiction there’s no explicit romance (and certainly no graphic interplanetary lovemaking) between the two characters. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Fan Fiction That Predicted a Big Last Jedi Storyline," 21 Dec. 2017 While these fire signs enjoy the raw physicality of lovemaking, their absolute favorite form of passion is exploration (with a hint of danger). Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "This Is What You're Like in Bed, According to Your Zodiac Sign," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of lovemaking

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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lovemaking

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lovemaking

: sexual activity : the act of making love

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