\ 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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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 Yes, finally the media and the activist politics made their wedded bliss transparent. Fox News, "Gutfeld: Living in the media's lie," 18 Aug. 2018 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,, "'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,, "‘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

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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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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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