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

Definition of bluesy

: resembling, characteristic of, or suited to the blues

Examples of bluesy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In its own freeform way, their cagey, chuckling rapport resembles a bluesy jam session without the music. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘Ma Rainey’ a triumph for Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman," 17 Dec. 2020 Themed around staying optimistic in dark times, Howard's soulful voice pierces through, as her bluesy cover rages through doubt and cynicism. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "First Out: New Music From Brittany Howard, Joy Oladokun, Kim Petras & More," 6 Nov. 2020 White has enough bluesy garage rock power to headline major festivals. Matt Wake |, al, "10 bands perfect for Huntsville Amphitheater’s first concert," 27 Oct. 2020 And Eddie’s chords and riffing over the top, the bluesy lead breaks ... were just so cool. Gary Graff, cleveland, "Motorhead’s iconic ‘Ace of Spades’ marks 40th anniversary," 27 Oct. 2020 Rockin' Jake will provide a bluesy Southern soundtrack Thursday and Friday. Ben Crandell,, "Who dat opening in the Florida Keys? Shuck N’ Dive Islamorada, dat’s who!," 1 Oct. 2020 Slinky, bluesy cut could easily fit on an Aerosmith record. Matt Wake |, al, "Ratt is much more than ‘Round and Round’," 15 June 2020 Here’s to hoping Arthur makes it all the way to the AI finale with his bluesy voice. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "What 'American Idol' Never Revealed About Dibesh Pokharel (A.K.A. Arthur Gunn)'s Past," 12 Apr. 2020 The song is a bluesy slow-burner packed with the singer's signature yowl, and is featured prominently in the Season 2 finale of the Juliette Lewis-starring FacebookWatch series Sacred Lies. Claire Lobenfeld,, "Alison Mosshart on her first solo effort and making a music video by herself: 'I drank a lot of wine'," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of bluesy

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluesy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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