Definition of bliss in English:

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Pronunciation: /blis/


1Perfect happiness; great joy: she gave a sigh of bliss
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  • By working less and staying at home more, I believed naively that my husband would come home to domestic bliss and a happy marriage would ensue.
  • The cat was regarded as an essential element in scenes of domestic bliss and happiness.
  • I can live my life in perfect bliss knowing all too well that nothing I ever do will make any difference in this beautiful universe.
1.1A state of spiritual blessedness, typically that reached after death.
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  • The man who would conquer his contradictory feelings, would reach bliss in the afterlife.
  • The Torah teaches us that there is an eternal life, a wholly spiritual life, whose bliss is far greater than the human mind can imagine.
  • But, drawn out of her spiritual bliss and feeling trapped, she quickly turns the tables.
blessedness, benediction, beatitude, glory, heavenly joy, divine happiness;
heaven, paradise


[no object]
(bliss out or be blissed out) informal Reach a state of perfect happiness, typically so as to be oblivious of everything else: [as adjective]: blissed-out hippies
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  • Just look at the crosseyed blissed out look he gets every time he does it.
  • There's plenty of delightful songwriting and blissed out guitar rock in this bedroom produced album.
  • This track though is slightly different, as its not the usual foot-tapping number that they usually write, more of a lovely lazy laid back blissed out gentle tune…


Old English blīths, bliss, of Germanic origin; related to blithe.

  • This word from a Germanic root is related to blithe ‘happy’. bless and bliss have influenced each other from an early period, which has meant a gradual semantic distinction between blitheness as an earthly lightness of heart and the heavenly bliss of the ‘blessed’.

Words that rhyme with bliss

abyss, amiss, bis, Chris, Diss, hiss, kiss, Majlis, miss, reminisce, sis, Swiss, this, vis

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Syllabification: bliss

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