\ 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

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The only thing threatening to get in the way of pure bliss? Shelby Deering, Good Housekeeping, "6 Rental Car Tips That'll Save You Time and Money on Your Next Family Trip," 1 Mar. 2019 Whether that's born of the summer holiday season or simply another benefit of Ratajkowski's newlywed bliss remains to be seen. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Knows the Secret to Supercharging a Sunkissed Glow," 26 July 2018 Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber are celebrating two decades of matrimonial bliss. Alexia Fernandez,, "Cindy Crawford Celebrates 20 Years of Marriage to Rande Gerber with Throwback Wedding Photo," 29 May 2018 But nothing jolts me out of post-anal bliss like a little bit of butt bleeding. Sophie Saint Thomas, SELF, "Is Bleeding Normal After Anal Sex?," 23 Feb. 2019 When dreaming up newlywed style statements, synchronicity is key—as is allowing the spirit of your 'happily ever after' bliss to linger as long as possible. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Steals a Makeup Cue from Nick Jonas's Preppy Wardrobe Staple," 10 Dec. 2018 Combining all of the above with relaxing activities = total bliss. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever," 25 Dec. 2018 But Chip and Joanna are selling approachably aspirational domestic bliss. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "The Property Brothers’ empire, explained," 14 Nov. 2018 Dez is hittin' it on Bumble, Tinder, Match, Silver Singles, Farmer's Only or any NFL dating app that will line up him with a new love of his life ... that will guarantee marital bliss, but really will be lucky to go beyond Year 1. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "In looking for his next team, Dez has one option," 16 Apr. 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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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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