lovemaking

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

Definition of lovemaking

1 : sexual activity especially : copulation
2 : courtship

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 Bobbi is Frances’ closest person and will always be that, so the lovemaking had to feel distinct from that of Nick. Seija Rankin, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 In fact, an early scene captures Paul and Jane’s yearslong history in one glimpse, depicting their lovemaking and its aftermath. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2022 Societal norms are also changing; the acting profession was once discredited as akin to prostitution because of the onscreen lovemaking, but now Africans are allowing their children to pursue careers in the industry. Shantay Robinson, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Feb. 2022 Sophie Hyde’s comedy could work just as well as a play, considering that almost all of the film is two characters in a room together, discussing the particulars of lovemaking. David Sims, The Atlantic, 27 Jan. 2022 If your time differs from your partner’s, schedule lovemaking sessions for each of you to receive pleasure, without any expectation of reciprocation. Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ, 19 Jan. 2022 His screenwriter wife Oto (Reika Kirishima) relishes their lovemaking; in bed, ideas for stories pour out of her, naturally, in a stream of erotic consciousness. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 9 Dec. 2021 Silhouetted against the dusky Tokyo light outside their window, Oto begins to tell Kafuku a story, involving a teenage girl and a secret intrusion, that has just come to her in the midst of their lovemaking. Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2021 Lovemaking—physical lovemaking—often feels nothing like any sentimental notion of love. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, 10 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 19 Aug. 2022.

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