caressing caressing  /kə ˈrɛ sɪŋ/


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


  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.


  • 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


  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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