lovemaking

[ luhv-mey-king ]
/ ˈlʌvˌmeɪ kɪŋ /

noun

the act of courting or wooing.
sexual activity.

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Origin of lovemaking

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at love, making
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British Dictionary definitions for lovemaking

lovemaking
/ (ˈlʌvˌmeɪkɪŋ) /

noun

sexual play and activity between lovers, esp including sexual intercourse
an archaic word for courtship
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