\ˈblis \

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

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These apps, devices and services will get her to a state of bliss. Amanda Kingsbury, Indianapolis Star, "How a young daughter’s brutal honesty pulled this single mom out of her shell," 10 May 2018 Each hour-long episode will expose a grisly homicide set against the backdrop of what appears to be wedded bliss. Michael O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, "Oxygen Sets Murder-Centric Slate, Adds Piers Morgan's 'Serial Killer'," 9 Apr. 2018 Choreography, pyrotechnics, killer live vocals—Swift delivered roughly two hours of pure pop bliss, and her legion of fans lived for it. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "All the Moments You Need to See From Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour Opening Night," 9 May 2018 Don't be Afraid of Group Travel How a skeptic found unexpected bliss on a tour through Morocco. Jen Ortiz, Marie Claire, "The Ultimate Guide to Getting Away," 25 June 2018 Part of the joys of being a child is the bliss that comes with it. Corben Bone,, "FC Cincinnati's Corben Bone: As a new father, I appreciate every second.," 15 June 2018 That’s pure gold—the King Kamehameha of total travel bliss. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "How I saved $500 on my vacation ... and how you can, too," 12 July 2018 While the mind can’t be fooled into a permanent state of bliss, the idea that our feelings are a result of the things that happen to our body can help us in other ways. Helen Thomson, WSJ, "Strange Stories of Extraordinary Brains—and What We Can Learn From Them," 29 June 2018 Those brave enough to sneak one on the way to the table will be rewarded with a super-hot and extra crunchy bite of onion bliss. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Batter up: Here are 18 KC-area places to get perfect, golden-fried onion rings," 21 June 2018

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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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Dictionary Entries near bliss







blissful ignorance

Phrases Related to bliss

ignorance is bliss

marital bliss

wedded bliss

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

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English Language Learners Definition of bliss

: complete happiness


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Kids Definition of bliss

: great happiness : joy

Other Words from bliss

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

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