bliss

noun
\ 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

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 Is ignorance bliss, or is the search for knowledge? Dalton Ross, EW.com, 17 Mar. 2022 These trips are the perfect way to savor every moment of newlywed bliss. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 31 Mar. 2022 Per Netflix, the story — or stories — centers on a recording engineer named Cami (Marano), who seemingly has it all and is headed toward a life of bliss with her boyfriend, Paul. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Mar. 2022 If Chark can bring a 1,000-yard season to the Lions, there will be plenty of bliss this fall in Detroit. Tyler J. Davis, Detroit Free Press, 15 Mar. 2022 What is essential in practicing inner peace is bringing this sense of bliss into the workplace, not only into our personal lives. Nicole Heimann, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Zulena does get one moment of bliss, sitting outside with Clare on an Indian summer day. Lisa Rosen, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2022 Spur-of-the-moment bliss underscores B.I.B.L.E., the East Flatbush native’s debut. Will Dukes, Rolling Stone, 11 Apr. 2022 But sometimes there’s bliss, and that’s enough for now. Rommy Torrico, refinery29.com, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Bliss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bliss. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for bliss

bliss

noun
\ 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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