: complete happiness
enjoying eternal bliss in heaven
marital bliss
the sheer bliss of an afternoon at the spa

Examples of bliss in a Sentence

Relaxing on the porch of our private villa was sheer bliss. the godly life she has lived will surely lead to infinite bliss after death
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Word History


Middle English blisse, from Old English bliss; akin to Old English blīthe blithe

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bliss was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Bliss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: complete happiness : joy
blissfulness noun

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