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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 Patients report bliss, enhanced well-being, and heightened self-awareness or perception of the external world. Christof Koch, Scientific American, "What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about the Brain," 19 May 2020 Once they are bound in wedded bliss, the two will join Katie and Tom as official Vanderpump spouses., "Here's How Much Jax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright Are Worth," 30 June 2019 However, one vital thing can stand in the way of that sweet, sweet hiker’s bliss: the wrong boots. Outdoor Life, "The best hiking boots for spring and summer hikes," 16 Apr. 2020 Her train was accented by pearls signifying her 37 years as a nurse at Providence Hospital, and featured 20 diamonds in honor of her two decades of wedded bliss. al, "Marry Mates invite the Masked Observer into the family," 21 Feb. 2020 Each episode introduces some kind of complication to the group dynamic, and again and again the friends resolve the conflict and return to the bliss of mutual love and support. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The Mysteriously Enduring Appeal of Friends," 10 Sep. 2019 Married now for 8 years to husband Jay Tucker, Nash is living in wedded bliss. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Niecy Nash’s Advice For A Happy Marriage: ‘A BJ A Day Keeps The Divorce Attorney Away’," 6 Aug. 2019 Sophie Coates of @sugarcoatesbakery demonstrates pipes a rainbow border (her piping bag filling process is also amazing) for 40 seconds of bliss. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Get Lost In These Mesmerizing Cake Decorating Videos That Look as Good as They Taste," 3 Apr. 2020 Butter and real Michigan maple syrup add to the bliss. Arthur St. Antoine, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 Heads North," 24 Mar. 2020

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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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23 May 2020

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“Bliss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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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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