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 When Parasite won Best Picture last February, the United States was still in the last few weeks of blissful pre-pandemic ignorance. Nate Jones, Vulture, "Vulture’s Final 2021 Oscars Predictions for Every Category," 23 Apr. 2021 Pete Rock’s beat is blissful, making his samples sound atmospheric. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "200 greatest hip-hop songs of all time," 13 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, Alicia Keys shared a blissful water shot of her with her two sons. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Alicia Keys, Tsunaina, and More," 11 Apr. 2021 Lockdowns persisted at some of the convents, but in others, a blissful sense of normal continued, going about their work and joining together for communal meals and the daily bookends of religious life — morning and evening prayers. Matt Sedensky, Star Tribune, "'How many of us will be left?' Catholic nuns face loss, pain," 9 Apr. 2021 The cataclysmic risk posed by asteroids wasn’t well understood until World War I. Before then, most astronomers operated under the blissful naivete that massive impacts like Chicxulub were simply not possible. Cody Cassidy, Wired, "How to Survive a Killer Asteroid," 9 Apr. 2021 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

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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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The first known use of blissful was in the 12th century

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4 May 2021

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“Blissful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blissful

: extremely or completely happy : full of or causing bliss

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