Part of speech: verb

To touch endearingly; fondle; embrace; pet.

Part of speech: noun

A gentle, affectionate movement.

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Usage examples "caress":

  1. Niaz smoothed her wavy fair hair gently with his hand, and his eyes sparkled with conscious pleasure as he returned her caress and kissed her forehead. - "The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The ", Grant Allen.
  2. It is the very first caress she has ever received from one of Geoffrey's friends or relations. - "Mrs. Geoffrey", Duchess.
  3. The one caress he permitted himself was to lay his arm lightly on her shoulder when they sat side by side. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.