arthur e.d. bliss

Bliss

[blis]
noun
1.
Sir Arthur (Edward Drummond) 1891–1975, English composer.
2.
Tasker [tas-ker] , Howard, 1853–1930, U.S. general.
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bliss (blɪs)
 
n
1.  perfect happiness; serene joy
2.  the ecstatic joy of heaven
 
[Old English blīths; related to blītheblithe, Old Saxon blīdsea bliss]
 
'blissless
 
adj

Bliss (blɪs)
 
n
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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bliss
O.E. bliðs "bliss, merriment, happiness, grace, favor," from P.Gmc. *blithsjo, from *blithiz "gentle, kind" + *-tjo noun suffix. Associated with blithe (q.v.).
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