\ ˈblü-zē How to pronounce bluesy (audio) \
bluesier; bluesiest

Definition of bluesy

: resembling, characteristic of, or suited to the blues

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His alto has a big broad tone, at times reminiscent of the bluesy tenor saxophones that came from Chicago in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’ by Greg Ward Review," 17 Jan. 2019 Eric Clapton takes on a holiday standard on his first-ever full holiday album, and gives it a bluesy makeover. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best New Christmas Songs of 2018," 12 Nov. 2018 Bill Miller’s bluesy, transparent piano lines frame the vocal empathetically, allowing Sinatra’s voice to shine through. WSJ, "He Sang One for the Ages," 2 Nov. 2018 Following a photo session by the coast, the newlyweds returned to the reception in the garden that was filled with bluesy jazz music played by a five-piece band from Hastings, Hamner’s birthplace. Vogue, "Stylist Alexandra Carl and Filmmaker Jacob John Harmer’s Effortlessly Elegant Wedding in Copenhagen," 19 Sep. 2018 The former Glee star and YouTube cover singer performed the song with a bluesy touch during an America's Got Talent audition. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Best Cover Songs of 2018 May Be Better Than the Originals," 26 July 2018 His departure came as Fleetwood Mac was transitioning from its foundation in bluesy rock to the more melodic, California pop-rock the band came to epitomize in the 1970s. Jacey Fortin,, "Danny Kirwan, 68, guitarist during Fleetwood Mac’s early years," 12 June 2018 The song has this very bluesy, very soulful vibe, which is a little different than your other music. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Ben Hazlewood Talks 'The Voice,' Fleetwood Mac & His New Video for 'Months and Miles'," 26 Apr. 2018 Tedeschi Trucks Band The Tedeschi Trucks Band is like a large-format guitar-centric orchestra of jammy, bluesy Southern rock and soul. John Adamian,, "Tedeschi Trucks And Jay Critch Are Just Two Of This Week's Must-See Shows," 2 July 2018

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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