- cloud nine
- nouna state of extreme happiness• Hypernyms: ↑elation
* * *nounEtymology: 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
* * *Informal.a state of perfect happiness (usually in the phrase on cloud nine).[1955-60]
* * *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.