Definition of blues
- suffering a case of the blues
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First Known Use: 1741See Words from the same year
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
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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