Informal a depressed, unhappy feeling: used with the
black folk music characterized by minor harmonies, typically slow tempo, and melancholy words: often used with the
the form of jazz that evolved from this: often used with the
a song or composition in this style
short for blue devils
See blues in American Heritage Dictionary 4
plural noun(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A state of depression or melancholy. Often used with the.
A style of music that evolved from southern African-American secular songs and is usually distinguished by a strong 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and sevenths, a 12-bar structure, and lyrics in a three-line stanza in which the second line repeats the first: “The blues is an expression of anger against shame and humiliation”(B.B. King).