bliss·​ful | \ ˈblis-fəl How to pronounce blissful (audio) \

Definition of blissful

1 : full of, marked by, or causing complete happiness a blissful marriage
2 : happily benighted blissful ignorance

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blissfully \ ˈblis-​fə-​lē How to pronounce blissful (audio) \ adverb
blissfulness noun

Examples of blissful in a Sentence

At first, their time together was blissful. He sat there in a blissful state of comfort. a blissful setting for a wedding
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Recent Examples on the Web There’s nothing quite as blissful as snuggling up in a plush oversized beach towel while soaking up some rays. Southern Living, "The Best Beach Towels to Buy for Summer, According to Shopper Reviews," 7 Apr. 2021 This blissful blend featuring green mandarin, jasmine and sandalwood notes was inspired by the spirit of a fun summer escape with your friends. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, "This Lovely Lineup Of Best Women’s Fragrances Is An Instant Mood Booster," 6 Apr. 2021 Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘An American in Paris’; ‘Ben-Hur’," 26 Mar. 2021 After a few decades of blissful coupledom, Turner and Bach got married in 2013. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Tina Turner’s tumultuous life is captured in a riveting documentary," 26 Mar. 2021 Either one is a blissful means of escape, the offshore speedboat experience distilled to a seat and a set of handlebars. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, "Yamaha WaveRunners and Sea-Doo Wake Ride the Wave," 17 Mar. 2021 Drop, however, was able to gradually crescendo my bod into a blissful state of orgasm. Karina Hoshikawa,, "Maude’s New Vibrator Is Orgasmic (& About To Sell Out)," 16 Mar. 2021 In both cases, filming of the show had wrapped long before, and the proceedings onscreen continued in blissful ignorance. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, "The “Bachelor” Finale: Romance with a Side of Racial Faux Pas," 16 Mar. 2021 Stay This Way Forever , captures the blissful moments with share with our children through adorable, diverse illustrations by Lucy Flemings. Shamika Sanders, Essence, "Linsey Davis Writes Her Third Love Letter To Children With New Book 'Stay This Way Forever'," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of blissful

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blissful

see bliss

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10 Apr 2021

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“Blissful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blissful

: extremely or completely happy : full of or causing bliss

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