\ 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 Many of the songs, driven by his bluesy piano playing, had a rocking edge. Chris Morris, Variety, 8 May 2022 Appearing with his band, White offered a gritty, raucous rendition of the bluesy song, off his new album Fear of the Dawn. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 21 Apr. 2022 Composed by guitarist Anaïs Mitchell, the show, which won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical in 2019, is a tragic love story with roots in Greek mythology set to a bluesy and soulful soundtrack. cleveland, 12 Apr. 2022 The Twin Brothers Band — a Richmond foursome inspired by the Dead and the Allmans and led by Twin Brothers — performs Friday, and the bluesy Karl Stoll and the Danger Zone headline Saturday. Washington Post, 3 Feb. 2022 While a pianist played bluesy tunes, and the elegant fantasy of the Nines carried on through the evening, Mr. Neidich attended to his guests. New York Times, 29 Jan. 2022 The featured act at the club is Salome Otterbourne (Sophie Okonedo), a guitar-playing singer of raw, bluesy jazz modeled on influential proto-rocker Sister Rosetta Tharpe, whose vocals are used throughout. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2022 There are bluesy themes but played over dissonant harmonies. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2022 His vocals can howl, slither or croon, all with a bluesy fluidity and natural melodic sense. Matt Wake |, al, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bluesy

1933, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

17 May 2022

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“Bluesy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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