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Bliss

[blis] /blɪs/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur (Edward Drummond) 1891–1975, English composer.
2.
Tasker
[tas-ker] /ˈtæs kər/ (Show IPA),
Howard, 1853–1930, U.S. general.
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British Dictionary definitions for a e d bliss

bliss

/blɪs/
noun
1.
perfect happiness; serene joy
2.
the ecstatic joy of heaven
Derived Forms
blissless, adjective
Word Origin
Old English blīths; related to blītheblithe, Old Saxon blīdsea bliss

Bliss

/blɪs/
noun
1.
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 a e d bliss

bliss

n.

Old English blis, also bliðs "bliss, merriment, happiness, grace, favor," from Proto-Germanic *blithsjo (cf. Old Saxon blidsea, blizza), from *blithiz "gentle, kind" + *-tjo noun suffix. Originally mostly of earthly happiness; influenced by association with bless and blithe.

v.

often with out, by 1973, U.S. colloquial, from bliss (n.).

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