bliss

[ blis ]
/ blɪs /

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.

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Idioms for bliss

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM bliss

bliss·less, adjective

Definition for bliss (2 of 2)

Bliss
[ blis ]
/ blɪs /

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 (1 of 2)

bliss
/ (blɪs) /

noun

perfect happiness; serene joy
the ecstatic joy of heaven

Derived forms of bliss

blissless, adjective

Word Origin for bliss

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

British Dictionary definitions for bliss (2 of 2)

Bliss
/ (blɪs) /

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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