Definition of caress noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈres//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈres//
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a gentle touch or kiss to show you love somebody the kisses and caresses of lovers See related entries: Romance Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French caresser (verb), caresse (noun), from Italian carezza, based on Latin carus ‘dear’.
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