Definition of lovemaking in US English:

lovemaking

noun

  • 1Sexual activity between lovers, especially sexual intercourse.

    • ‘When things were good between them, the line usually led to passionate foreplay followed by intense lovemaking.’
    • ‘Where lovemaking is a genuine expression of love rather than just sexual gratification both women and men are empowered by the relationship.’
    • ‘We had 2.5 wonderful days of lovemaking, talking, sleeping in each other's arms, showers together, and then I could feel him withdrawing over the last day.’
    • ‘Before childbirth, I'd usually been able to achieve an orgasm during lovemaking.’
    • ‘The lovemaking was so soulful, we had such a beautiful connection.’
    sexual intercourse, sex, intercourse, making love, sexual relations, sex act, act of love, intimate relations, intimacy, sexual union, coupling, sexual congress, congress, mating, going to bed with someone, sleeping with someone
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    1. 1.1archaic Courtship.

Pronunciation

lovemaking

/ˈləvˌmeɪkɪŋ//ˈləvˌmākiNG/