the blues

Definition of the blues

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

Word by Word Definitions

blues play
  1. : low spirits : melancholy

  2. : 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

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


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