bliss

noun
\ 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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The hate bit for me is watching [the finished product] and one of the bliss moments is dissecting and looking at the page and coming up with choices and possibility and opportunities. Emily Zemler, latimes.com, "'Ocean's 8's' Helena Bonham Carter says it's about time she did a heist film," 8 June 2018 The sequence, which was Spielberg’s idea, is meta-movie bliss: clever, loving, witty, knowing, at once surprising and familiar. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "‘2001’ is a space odyssey, but 2018 is a Kubrick moment," 10 May 2018 Watch the trailer for Love Locks below: Check out the air dates and times of the movies on Hallmark's website, start planning your romantic Valentine's Day dinner, and get ready to fall into cheesy-movie bliss. Michelle Profis, Country Living, "Attention All Rom-Com Lovers: Hallmark's Valentine's Day Movies Look Amazing," 25 Jan. 2017 But ignorance wasn't bliss for many intersex children or adults. Asher Fogle, Good Housekeeping, "Falling in Between: Inside the Lives of Intersex Women," 21 Oct. 2016 Bring a suit, towel, and a change of clothes, and get ready to spend the afternoon paddling in bliss. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "6 cool ways to get out of the heat this summer in Philadelphia," 3 July 2018 There's a beautiful moment, a moment of heart-stopping bliss, in which a few teenagers pass around a hashpipe, sending wisps of blue smoke skyward as Dylan croons his immortal chorus. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "'Cold Water,' Olivier Assayas' brilliant 1994 film, finally arrives in the U.S.," 17 May 2018 Less than two minutes into the episode, the good ship Falice makes its presence known with a glorious scene in which FP and Alice lie around in post-coital bliss and make pillow talk about cults. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 6 Craziest Things That Happened On Riverdale Tonight," 25 Oct. 2018 Suddenly, every touch is a new chance to exchange an incredible rush of pure bliss. Corinne Werder, Allure, "Want to Have Better Sex? Stop Worrying About Orgasms," 11 Oct. 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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bliss

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bliss

: complete happiness

bliss

noun
\ ˈblis \

Kids Definition of bliss

: great happiness : joy

Other Words from bliss

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

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