os·​cu·​la·​tion ˌä-skyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce osculation (audio)
: the act of kissing
also : kiss
osculatory adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osculation was circa 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Osculation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osculation. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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