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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 That same indescribable sense of bliss is also the perfect inspiration for the first nail art trend of the new decade: cloud nails. Megan Decker,, "“Cloud Nails” Are Trending For Winter — & They’re So Dreamy," 10 Jan. 2020 Elsa is now queen of Arendelle, playing charades with her sister, Kristoff and Olaf, enjoying a bit of domestic bliss. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "Frozen II doesn’t make waves, but keeps the franchise on track," 22 Nov. 2019 There are jumps to the moments of bliss: One student gets into Yale, and another gets into Stanford. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "Lifetime’s Admissions-Scandal Movie Didn’t Need to Make Anything Up," 16 Oct. 2019 Bundle up and start scrolling through this blizzard of bliss. Dan Snierson,, "See first photos of 20 new Hallmark Christmas movies," 26 Sep. 2019 Nothing else in his extended career has compared to that evening of pure bliss in Miami. Nathan Brown, Indianapolis Star, "10 years ago, Colts gave up a chance for a perfect season. What players say about it now.," 12 Jan. 2020 Weekends will likely be busy, but mid-week winter camping is pure bliss with minimal crowds. Stephanie Granada, Sunset Magazine, "From Snowy Yellowstone to Sunny Kauai, These Winter Camping Spots Are Breathtaking and Uncrowded," 8 Jan. 2020 Trey and Tanya Gadler were in bliss watching their son Brazos Gadler catch a fourth-quarter touchdown in Cypress Creek’s regional semifinal win over Strake Jesuit at NRG Stadium last week. Dave Fanucchi, Houston Chronicle, "After major brain injury, Cypress Creek’s Brazos Gadler playing fearlessly," 7 Dec. 2019 Just remember to set a morning alarm to wake you up from the pure bliss that is a pitch black bedroom. Braelyn Wood,, "These Are the Best Insulated Blackout Curtains to Improve Your Sleep Quality," 6 Nov. 2019

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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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15 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bliss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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