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A Word For Act Of Placing Your Cheek On Someone's Cheek Or Head? Options
kingandsona
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:59:33 AM
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I've searched and can't find a word (not a phrase) that can be used to describe the action of a person lovingly placing his cheek on another person's check or head. When cats do it (rub their heads/cheeks on each other or on a human's leg, forehead or other body part) it's called 'bunting.' Is there a word in English or even another language that describes this common act of expressing affection to another person by a loved one, parent, etc.?
hedy mmm
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:27:34 PM

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kingandsona, your thread brought to mind this, forever classic, song written by Irving Berlin, and recorded by Fred Astaire, Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to name a few. Plenty of movies filmed have used this song.

I think this song does describe this act of expression you seek (actually not just in dancing, but it's a good excuse to be that close)
— in humankind, it's definetly not 'bunting'!. In animals its instinctive...d'oh!

Cheek to Cheek

Heaven, I'm in heaven,
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek

Heaven, I'm in heaven,
And the cares that hang around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak
When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek

Oh! I love to climb a mountain,
And to reach the highest peak,
But it doesn't thrill me half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek

Oh! I love to go out fishing
In a river or a creek,
But I don't enjoy it half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek

Dance with me
I want my arm about you
The charm about you
Will carry me through to heaven

...And most importantly, WELCOME kingandsona to TFD. I'm happy to be your 1st response to your 1st threadApplause
hedy

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:30:37 PM

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As sung by the late great Fred Astaire whilst he danced with his partner Ginger Rodgers in the film "Top Hat".

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WOYzFKizikU

As was sometimes said of Ginger, she danced the same steps he did, but backwards and in high heels.

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hedy mmm
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:14:45 PM

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Sarrrriesfan wrote:
As sung by the late great Fred Astaire whilst he danced with his partner Ginger Rodgers in the film "Top Hat".

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WOYzFKizikU

As was sometimes said of Ginger, she danced the same steps he did, but backwards and in high heels.

Thank you so much Sarrrriesfan, for including the YouTube of that particular movie Applause ...it's a very favorite of mine...yes, "backwards and in high heels", to boot! Do you know in what movie he dances up the walls?...was it "Singing in the Rain"...that was filmed before film technology...of those scenes defying gravity!
hedy Dancing

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:35:42 PM

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hedy mmm wrote:
Sarrrriesfan wrote:
As sung by the late great Fred Astaire whilst he danced with his partner Ginger Rodgers in the film "Top Hat".

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WOYzFKizikU

As was sometimes said of Ginger, she danced the same steps he did, but backwards and in high heels.

Thank you so much Sarrrriesfan, for including the YouTube of that particular movie Applause ...it's a very favorite of mine...yes, "backwards and in high heels", to boot! Do you know in what movie he dances up the walls?...was it "Singing in the Rain"...that was filmed before film technology...of those scenes defying gravity!
hedy Dancing


I think it was "Royal Wedding" in order to achieve the effect the filmmakers built a rotating room.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9yjhK_OU3D4

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georgew
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:52:56 PM
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Royal Wedding.

Here: youtube.com/watch?v=RU_hFQg700s
hedy mmm
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:17:35 PM

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Thanks georgew for the link (this link worked for me)...I hope kingandsona gets to see this movie clip. I saw a remake of "Dancing In The Rain" at a live dinner theatre...The dancing in the rain street scene was awesome...real water! Unforgettable!

I couldn't remember the movie, Sarrriesfan...thanks a bunch!Dancing

Great memories Applause

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hedy mmm
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:17:36 PM

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Thanks georgew for the link (this link worked for me)...I hope kingandsona gets to see this movie clip. I saw a remake of "Dancing In The Rain" at a live dinner theatre...The dancing in the rain street scene was awesome...real water! Unforgettable!

I couldn't remember the movie, Sarrriesfan...thanks a bunch!Dancing

Great memories Applause

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
palapaguy
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:43:21 PM

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kingandsona wrote:
I've searched and can't find a word (not a phrase) that can be used to describe the action of a person lovingly placing his cheek on another person's check or head. When cats do it (rub their heads/cheeks on each other or on a human's leg, forehead or other body part) it's called 'bunting.' Is there a word in English or even another language that describes this common act of expressing affection to another person by a loved one, parent, etc.?


Nuzzling - ? Closest I could come up with.
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