blues

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈblüz\

Definition of blues

  1. 1 :  low spirits :  melancholy <suffering a case of the blues>

  2. 2 :  a song often of lamentation characterized by usually 12-bar phrases, 3-line stanzas in which the words of the second line usually repeat those of the first, and continual occurrence of blue notes in melody and harmony

  3. 3 :  jazz or popular music using harmonic and phrase structures of blues

Origin and Etymology of blues

blue devils


First Known Use: 1741



BLUES Defined for English Language Learners

blues

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈblüz\

Definition of blues for English Language Learners

  • the blues : a feeling of sadness or depression

  • : a style of music that was created by African-Americans in the southern U.S. and that often expresses feelings of sadness


BLUES Defined for Kids

blues

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noun plural \ˈblüz\

Definition of blues for Students

  1. 1 :  low spirits <He was suffering from the blues.>

  2. 2 :  a style of music that was created by African-Americans and that expresses feelings of sadness


Medical Dictionary

blues

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈblüz\

Medical Definition of blues

  1. :  low spirits :  melancholy

blue

\ˈblü\play adjective


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