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love·mak·ing

 (lŭv′mā′kĭng)
n.
1. Sexual activity, especially sexual intercourse.
2. Courtship; wooing.
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lovemaking

(ˈlʌvˌmeɪkɪŋ)
n
1. sexual play and activity between lovers, esp including sexual intercourse
2. an archaic word for courtship
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love•mak•ing

(ˈlʌvˌmeɪ kɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of courting.
2. sexual activity.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lovemaking - sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two peoplelovemaking - sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people; "his lovemaking disgusted her"; "he hadn't had any love in months"; "he has a very complicated love life"
sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
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lovemaking

noun sexual intercourse, intercourse, intimacy, sexual relations, the other (informal), mating, nookie (slang), copulation, coitus, act of love, carnal knowledge, rumpy-pumpy (slang), coition, sexual union or congress Their lovemaking became less and less frequent.
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Translations

lovemaking

[ˈlʌvˌmeɪkɪŋ] N (= courting) → galanteo m; (= sexual intercourse) → relaciones fpl sexuales
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lovemaking

love-making [ˈlʌvmeɪkɪŋ] nébats mpl (amoureux)love nest love-nest [ˈlʌvnɛst] nnid m d'amour
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References in classic literature ?
"I always had a suspicion that gentleman had a passion for my daughter," said Ricote; "but as I felt sure of my Ricota's virtue it gave me no uneasiness to know that he loved her; for thou must have heard it said, Sancho, that the Morisco women seldom or never engage in amours with the old Christians; and my daughter, who I fancy thought more of being a Christian than of lovemaking, would not trouble herself about the attentions of this heir."
By comparison with this method Hooja's lovemaking might be called thinly veiled.
She puts too much lovemaking into her stories and you know too much is worse than too little.
Frankly abandoning in the main the world of reality, they carry into that of idealized and glamorous fancy the chief interests of the medieval lords and ladies, namely, knightly exploits in war, and lovemaking. Love in the romances, also, retains all its courtly affectations, together with that worship of woman by man which in the twelfth century was exalted into a sentimental art by the poets of wealthy and luxurious Provence in Southern France.
The YouGov survey of 3922 British adults in heterosexual relationships found three-quarters (75 per cent) of those aged 65 and older felt both the man and woman would equally enjoy lovemaking, compared to 58 per cent of those in the youngest age group.
Today, foreplay has become an integral part of the whole lovemaking experience.
Low libido is something that denotes lesser interest towards lovemaking. Even though it is common to lose interest towards lovemaking from time to time and the levels of libido keep varying all through the life, but if it continues, it causes concern.
They indulge in a night filled with passionate lovemaking. This isn't a reunion of two lovers.
'We should have relationship education and sex is part of it so that they will see the value of the sex in the context of the relationship because when I tell them how often is lovemaking when you're married, for good marriages, how often is lovemaking?
Lovemaking is wonderful and I'm so grateful to have him in my life - however long it lasts.
32-year-old businessman Andy Johnson will provide couples with a bed and complimentary condoms on his Cessna 421 Golden Eagle for 40 minutes of lovemaking.