bluesier; bluesiest
: resembling, characteristic of, or suited to the blues

Examples of bluesy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Who were full of abandon, rockin’ hard and melodically brilliant; Jimi was musical voodoo and flamboyance incarnate; Cream was a showcase of bluesy virtuosity; but this? Geddy Lee, Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2023 The two opening sequences — of a black and white newsreel providing backstory about the oil boom that made the Osage rich, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s introduction to the town of Fairfax — strut with a confident, bluesy gait that establishes a feeling of upbeat pride that will soon be upended. Tim Greiving, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Black Bayou is definitive Robert Finley—a master musician and entertainer—taking all his bluesy swagger up a notch, a bigger sound with heavier grooves, full confirmation that Robert Finley only gets better with time. Liza Lentini, SPIN, 26 Oct. 2023 On the record player, something bluesy, not too sweet. Mairead Small Staid, The Atlantic, 8 Oct. 2023 Gaga contributes bluesy, howling backing vocals to the seven-minute epic, while Wonder plays piano, Fender Rhodes, and Moog synthesizer. Vulture, 28 Sep. 2023 The tragic tale is both lyrically and sonically captivating, rooted in bluesy rock and ballads — and sounds from a different era entirely, proving that Sanchez too could be poised to stand the test of time. Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, 21 Sep. 2023 Written by the country star with Semisonic’s Dan Wilson, this is classic Stapleton — a bluesy moan that slowly burns its way into a hard-charging rocker, aided and abetted by Stapleton’s bruising voice. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 24 July 2023 The brewery also hosted top local talent, including bluesy hard-rock band Boozy Slufoot, and popular local Beastie Boys cover band the Beastie Goys. Matt Wake |, al, 23 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bluesy was in 1933

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“Bluesy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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