singing the blues

Definition of singing the blues

  1. :  feeling sad and discouraged He's been singing the blues since he lost his job.

Word by Word Definitions

singplay singing
  1. :  to produce musical tones by means of the voice

    :  to utter words in musical tones and with musical inflections and modulations

    :  to deliver songs as a trained or professional singer

  1. :  a session of group singing

bluesplay
  1. :  low spirits :  melancholy

    :  a song often of lamentation characterized by usually 12-bar phrases, 3-line stanzas in which the words of the second line usually repeat those of the first, and continual occurrence of blue notes in melody and harmony

    :  jazz or popular music using harmonic and phrase structures of blues


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