cloud nine

cloud nine
noun
a state of extreme happiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑walk on air (for: ↑walking on air), ↑blissful (for: ↑blissfulness)
Hypernyms: ↑elation
Hyponyms: ↑ecstasy, ↑rapture

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noun
Etymology: perhaps so called from the ninth and highest heaven of Dante's Paradise, whose inhabitants are most blissful because nearest to God
: a feeling of well-being or elation — usually used with on

was on cloud nine after his victory

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Informal.
a state of perfect happiness (usually in the phrase on cloud nine).
[1955-60]

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Cloud Nine,
Slang. an unreal place; fanciful condition: »

I'm no softy…I'm not up there on Cloud Nine (Look).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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