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< /ˈtæs kər/Howard,1853–1930, U.S. general.

noun

  1. perfect happiness; serene joy
  2. the ecstatic joy of heaven

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)
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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