\ ˈblis How to pronounce bliss (audio) \

Definition of bliss

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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Farther afield, carve out some time to road-trip 160 miles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to stand among the world’s largest trees and experience a double dose of High Sierra bliss. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Yosemite National Park Travel Guide," 22 Feb. 2021 Meredith Marks is basking in marital bliss after reconciling with her husband following a brief separation. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "Meredith Marks Shares Sweet Photos with Husband After Reconciliation: 'Other Side of the Storm'," 31 Dec. 2020 Sullying their bliss is the mounting tide of anti-Jewish sentiment. Lauren Fox, Star Tribune, "Review: 'Send for Me,' by Lauren Fox," 29 Jan. 2021 McGrath said the work displays a beauty, bliss and vibrancy that will uplift spirits while offering hope and happiness in difficult times. John Benson, cleveland, "Beck Center for the Arts unveils new ‘Spontaneity Alive’ exhibition," 4 Dec. 2020 Look for these milk chocolate nuggets without any extra fillings for pure gluten-free bliss. Taylyn Washington-harmon,, "42 Gluten-Free Candies Everyone Will Love This Halloween," 15 Oct. 2020 With a pair of Andrea Wazen Mules and a muslin swaddle by baby brand Brixton Phoenix, the actress was the picture of bliss. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Week, The Best Dressed Stars Prioritized Glamour," 18 Jan. 2021 But my debut review of Johnny’s pretty much mirrored my last; Half Shell was full bliss. Washington Post, "We lost Johnny’s Half Shell to the pandemic. After 20 years, it deserves a farewell toast.," 15 Jan. 2021 Does your mind explode from the joy of this realization, from the bliss of being grasped by such hugeness? Leath Tonino, Outside Online, "On Sleeping in the Largest Organism on Earth," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of bliss

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

History and Etymology for bliss

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

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

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3 Mar 2021

Cite this Entry

“Bliss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bliss

: complete happiness


\ ˈblis How to pronounce bliss (audio) \

Kids Definition of bliss

: great happiness : joy

Other Words from bliss

blissful \ -​fəl \ adjective
blissfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb

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