bliss

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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. blintze,
  2. bliny,
  3. blip,
  4. blipping,
  5. blipvert,
  6. bliss out,
  7. bliss, sir arthur,
  8. bliss, tasker howard,
  9. blissful,
  10. blissfully

Idioms

    bliss out, Slang.
    1. to experience bliss or euphoria: Just give them some bean sprouts and a little tofu and they bliss out.
    2. to cause to become blissful or euphoric: a recording guaranteed to bliss out every Mozart fan.

Origin of bliss

before 1000; Middle English blisse, Old English bliss, blīths, equivalent to blīthe blithe + -s suffix

Related formsbliss·less, adjective

Bliss

[blis]

noun

Sir Arthur (Edward Drummond),1891–1975, English composer.
Tas·ker [tas-ker] /ˈtæs kər/Howard,1853–1930, U.S. general.
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British Dictionary definitions for bliss

bliss

noun

perfect happiness; serene joy
the ecstatic joy of heaven
Derived Formsblissless, adjective

Word Origin for bliss

Old English blīths; related to blīthe blithe, Old Saxon blīdsea bliss

Bliss

noun

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)
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Word Origin and History for bliss
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