Wednesday Word of the Week | February 5, 2014

Osculation
Os|cu¦late | os-kyuh-ley-shuhn

Definition

  1. To kiss lightly
  2. In mathematics, the point of intersection of two curves; to have a common tangent at the point of contact

Sentence
At the end of their first date, Samuel leaned in to give Elizabeth an osculation on her cheek.

Etymology
This word comes directly from osculari, which means “to kiss”.

Additional Notes
Whether you are in the anti-valentine’s day spirit, or head over heels in love, I hope this awesome word perked up your day. Happy early Valentine’s Day!

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