\ ˈblü-zē \
bluesier; bluesiest

Definition of bluesy 

: resembling, characteristic of, or suited to the blues

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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 The 24-year-old former YouTube star slung an electric guitar and won over the judges with his rich, bluesy vocals. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "'Glee' Star Noah Guthrie Performed Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain' for 'America's Got Talent': Watch," 12 June 2018 Like a cover band, Dorothy’s take on bluesy hard rock immediately sounded familiar. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 10: Kip Moore, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Phantogram & more," 7 July 2018 Carly DuHain, the lead singer for local soulful, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll band Drop Dead Red, has a tattoo on her right arm of a pinup girl that says Drop Dead Red. Aaron Carnes, sacbee, "Drop Dead Red, ready for next level with new album "AirRaid," plays Harlow's July 13," 6 July 2018 This won't be confused with a Dylan masterpiece, but is still has a bluesy charm and Dylan's effective use of imagery. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "The 10 best songs about baseball," 6 July 2018 This time, their openers are the spirited, bluesy, and quickly up-and-coming Tanya Blount-Trotter and Michael Trotter Jr., a.k.a. Lauren Mccutcheon,, "Lifeguard Championships, Barry Manilow and other things to do down the Shore," 5 July 2018 Clemons is not only a strong enough performer to share the screen with Offerman, her knockout, classically bluesy voice is exceptional enough to make the song's success completely convincing. Kenneth Turan,, "Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons make beautiful music in 'Hearts Beat Loud'," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of bluesy

1933, in the meaning defined above

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