the blues

Definition of the blues

  1. :  a feeling of sadness or depression I've got (a case of) the blues.

Word by Word Definitions

  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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to cast off or become cast off

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