What is kiss?


A kiss is the act of pressing one's lips against the lips or other body parts of another person or of an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship and good luck, among many others. In some situations a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect or greeting, as in the case of spouses kissing at the conclusion of a wedding ceremony or national leaders kissing each other in greeting, and in many other situations.

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Famous quotes containing the word kiss:

    “Oh who are these that kiss and pass?
    A country lover and his lass;
    Two lovers looking to be wed;
    And time shall put them both to bed,
    But she shall lie with earth above,
    And he beside another love.”
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    George Taylor: Doctor, I’d like to kiss you goodbye.
    Zira: All right, but you’re so damned ugly.
    Michael Wilson (1914–1978)

    I’d just as soon kiss a wookie.
    Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)