Blues meaning

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A state of depression or melancholy. Often used with the.
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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.
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A depressed, unhappy feeling.
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Black folk music characterized by minor harmonies, a typically slow tempo, and melancholy words.
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The form of jazz and popular music that evolved from this.
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A song or composition in this style.
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Plural form of blue.

The painting was vibrantly colored in reds and greens and blues.

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(informal) A feeling of sadness or depression.
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(singular or plural, informal) One's particular life experience, particularly including the hardships one has faced.

Your blues is just like mine.

Your blues are just like mine.

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A musical form, African-American in origin, generally featuring an eight-bar or twelve-bar structure and using the blues scale.

Many great blues musicians came from the Mississippi Delta region.

A large portion of modern popular music is influenced by the blues.

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(music, always singular) A musical composition following blues forms.

My next number is a blues in G.

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A uniform made principally of a blue fabric.

The marched in their dress blues.

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(sports) Any of a number of sports teams which wear blue kit.
  • (Australian rules football) Carlton Football Club.
  • (soccer, Birmingham) Birmingham City FC.
  • (soccer, Liverpudlian) Everton FC.
  • (soccer, London) Chelsea FC.
  • (soccer, Manchester) Manchester City FC.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of blue.
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(informal) Any of several sports teams whose uniform is predominantly blue.
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Origin of blues

  • Short for blue devils a feeling of depression
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition