lovemaking

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

Definition of lovemaking

1 : sexual activity especially : copulation
2 : courtship

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Other Words from lovemaking

lovemaker \ ˈləv-​ˌmā-​kər How to pronounce lovemaking (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 As the episode starts, Johnny is in bed with Carmen, Miguel’s mother, after a night of passionate lovemaking and hopefully some very responsible condom use. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 4 Jan. 2021 The sounds of lovemaking coming out of their suite were so loud that security knocked on their door to see if everything was okay. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Nov. 2020 The lovemaking is frantic, secretive and somewhat grim, signifying an escape for one and perhaps a trap for the other. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2020 And then, there was this hilarious story that went around about how there were all these loud sounds coming from their suite at the resort—because their lovemaking was so ferocious. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Nov. 2020 But Winslet is no stranger to onscreen lovemaking and leveraged her varied experiences for Ammonite. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 26 Aug. 2020 Their lovemaking is at once raw and poetic, so explicit that the viewer feels like an intruder. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, 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, 13 Feb. 2020 The innocent peck unfolds into passionate lovemaking. Jasmine Grant, Essence, 3 Dec. 2019

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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 21 Jun. 2021.

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lovemaking

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lovemaking

: sexual activity : the act of making love

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