Definition of osculation in English:

osculation

noun

  • See osculate

    • ‘As far as I can tell the only victims are the fighting-cock enthusiasts who have engaged in direct osculation with their birds, in an effort to revive them for the fight.’
    • ‘In kissing a girl whose experience with osculation is limited, it is a good think to work up to the kissing of the lips.’
    • ‘If it and ‘Hogmanay’ share the same root, it may be suggested that the general licence associated with December 31 extended considerably beyond osculation.’

Pronunciation

osculation

/ˌɒskjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/