- supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment: wedded bliss.
- Theology. the joy of heaven.
- heaven; paradise: the road to eternal bliss.
- Archaic. a cause of great joy or happiness.
- bliss out, Slang.
- to experience bliss or euphoria: Just give them some bean sprouts and a little tofu and they bliss out.
- to cause to become blissful or euphoric: a recording guaranteed to bliss out every Mozart fan.
Origin of bliss
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- Sir Arthur (Edward Drummond),1891–1975, English composer.
- Tas·ker [tas-ker] /ˈtæs kər/Howard,1853–1930, U.S. general.
Examples from the Web for bliss
Consider it a coffee table book for edgy rock fans who bliss out on something stronger than coffee.The Golden Age of Rock Album Covers
December 5, 2014
Bliss walked in front of Roberts with a tiny GoPro camera hidden in the back of his shirt.Street Harassment Shouldn’t Be a Crime
October 29, 2014
Ignorance is bliss, but Bill Clinton got at his ass for that.Method Man Talks Wu-Tang Clan Reunion, Fake Rappers, and the Suge Knight Shooting
September 15, 2014
But the bliss of the day—and the film to that point—soon halts abruptly.John Lithgow and Alfred Molina's 'Love Is Strange' Is the Love Story of the Year
August 20, 2014
Quite the contrary—seeing Taylor Swift perform “Love Story” live was bliss.I Was Way Too Old for Z100’s Jingle Ball Concert. But I Couldn’t Have Had More Fun.
December 14, 2013
Making him her slave, she kept him at the very height of bliss.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Will eternity ever be bliss, ever be endurable to poor King Hamlet?A Dish Of Orts
Your friendship much can make me blest, O why that bliss destroy!The Letters of Robert Burns
I mean that the memory of the time wants but that to render it perfect in bliss.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
Like wine thro' clay, Joy in his blood bursting his heart, he died—the bliss!Graded Poetry: Second Year
- perfect happiness; serene joy
- the ecstatic joy of heaven
- Sir Arthur . 1891–1975, British composer; Master of the Queen's Musick (1953–75). His works include the Colour Symphony (1922), film and ballet music, and a cello concerto (1970)
Word Origin and History for bliss
often with out, by 1973, U.S. colloquial, from bliss (n.).