lovemaking


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love·mak·ing

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

lovemaking

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

love•mak•ing

(ˈlʌvˌmeɪ kɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of courting.
2. sexual activity.
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, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"

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.
Translations

lovemaking

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

lovemaking

love-making [ˈlʌvmeɪkɪŋ] nébats mpl (amoureux)love nest love-nest [ˈlʌvnɛst] nnid m d'amour
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.
Newcastle men have performed well in a lovemaking league table of the nation's sexiest cities.
An aside here and there in books on love, marriage, and sexuality is discussion of the philosophical scrutiny lovemaking has received, says Sevenant (whose academic affiliation is not stated, but she has written at least 10 books in Dutch, Italian, and French).
Can't the passion you feel sharing your child's first word with your partner, or buying your first house together, be just as vital as the passion you experience during a marathon lovemaking session?
In The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, the likably affect-less hero, Toru Okada, spends hours sitting at the bottom of a dry well; this parallels Kafka's dreamlike lovemaking with a woman approaching death, and the compelling scenes when he is on his own in the forest of spirits.
NOISY lovemaking is no cause for eviction - so long as it's done in the daytime, a Swedish landlord decided yesterday.
It would not be misplaced as accompaniment to an afternoon of long, exploratory lovemaking.
But in the story, here is what actually breaks up the marriage: Lilith refused to be on the bottom during lovemaking.