caressing caressing  /kə ˈrɛ sɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

Usage(s):

  1. The little ones move over her neck and face like caressing fingers.
  2. Playing to Firth's subtleties, he photographs the actor's handsome, mourning face in caressing close-up.
  3. For De Niro fans, the role of Cuba evokes what he does best in film: veering unnervingly between caressing affection and blind rage.

News

  • Conrad Mansion Tours Go Beyond the Rope

    On most museum tours, visitors are sternly warned against petting, handling and sitting on the artifacts. Yet what is more appealing than opening a drawer that says “do not open” or caressing a velvet pillow labeled “do not touch?” According to Mary Miers, a seasoned tour guide at the Conrad Mansion Museum, visitors always want to open things they shouldn’t. In order to satiate that desire, the ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Flathead Beacon

Quotes

  1. Later, Bryant said "We were still only this close, and she gets up and she gives me a kiss, so I kiss her back, and then you know, I started caressing her or whatever."
    on Sep 16, 2004 By: Kobe Bryant Source: USA Today

  2. "It was my mistake," said Zanardi. "I was still taking it easy and lost concentration, I kept on caressing the throttle where I should have braked. I hit the kerbs on both sides and lost control. D'Aste could not do anything to avoid me. It...
    on May 16, 2009 By: Alex Zanardi Source: Yahoo! Eurosport

  3. "Like every true performer, she was intoxicated by the mere feel of the notes," Forster writes, "they were fingers caressing her own; and by touch, not by sound alone, did she come to her desire."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: EM Forster Source: The Guardian

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