The definition of a caress is a soft, gentle and loving touch.(noun)
When a mother strokes her babies cheek, this is an example of a caress.
To caress is to stroke gently and lovingly.(verb)
When you gently stroke someones cheek, this is an example of a caress.
See caress in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr caresser < It carezzare; ult. < L carus, dear: see charity
See caress in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French caresse
Origin: , from Italian carezza
Origin: , from caro, dear
Origin: , from Latin cārus; see kā- in Indo-European roots.
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