What does Blues mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluesnoun

    a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes

  2. blues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapoursnoun

    a state of depression

    "he had a bad case of the blues"

Wiktionary

  1. bluesnoun

    A feeling of sadness or depression.

  2. bluesnoun

    One's particular life experience, particularly including the hardships one has faced.

  3. bluesnoun

    A musical form, African-American in origin, generally featuring an eight-bar or twelve-bar structure and using the blues scale.

  4. bluesnoun

    A musical composition following blues forms.

    My next number is a blues in G.

  5. bluesnoun

    A uniform made principally of a blue fabric.

    The marched in their dress blues.

  6. bluesnoun

    Any of a number of sports teams which wear blue kit.

Freebase

  1. Blues

    Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll is characterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common. The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound. The blues genre is based on the blues form but possesses other characteristics such as specific lyrics, bass lines, and instruments. Blues can be subdivided into several subgenres ranging from country to urban blues that were more or less popular during different periods of the 20th century. Best known are the Delta, Piedmont, Jump, and Chicago blues styles. World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience, especially white listeners. In the 1960s and 1970s, a hybrid form called blues-rock evolved.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Blues in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Blues in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Blues in a Sentence

  1. Duke Ellington:

    I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.

  2. Keith Richards:

    It was all good stuff. In other words if you're growing up at 4 years old and you can sing Billie Holiday songs, you realize that 'ya, brought up on the blues without even knowing it,'.

  3. Your Happy Memories Porter:

    Say you come home with eight shades of blue, lay all the swatches out and compare them to each other. You will start to see the subtle differences between each color. Some of the blues lean toward green or aqua. Some are a denim shade. Some have a funky undertone that you just don’t like at all.

  4. Mick Fleetwood:

    My template for most songs is 'Is this inspiring?' and with the blues it so often is.

  5. Photographer Vincent Laforet:

    That contributes to this incredible variety of colors you are seeing in these pictures, there are some very deep blues versus very deep yellows.

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