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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.

Wikipedia

  1. BLUES

    BLUES is the abbreviation for the German "Bremer Luft UEberwachungs System" (which means literally "Air monitoring system of Bremen"). It is a monitoring system for air pollution and is being managed by the environmental authority in the German federal state of Bremen. Currently there are ten fixed locations in the state of Bremen to collect meteorological data and the following measurements:

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  1. blues

    Blues refers to a genre of music that originated in African-American communities in the United States during the late 19th century. It is characterized by its distinct musical and lyrical elements that often convey feelings of sadness, sorrow, or melancholy. Blues music incorporates various styles and instruments, typically featuring a twelve-bar chord progression and soulful vocal expressions. The lyrics often explore themes of heartbreak, loss, and personal struggles, reflecting the experiences and emotions of African-Americans in their historical and cultural contexts. The blues has had a significant influence on numerous musical genres, from rock and roll to jazz and soul.

Wikidata

  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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  1. lubes

  2. bulse

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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. 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.

  2. Duke Ellington:

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

  3. Jason Aldean:

    Where you were raised has such a big influence on who you become and for me it's no different... especially from a music standpoint, my little hometown of Macon was heavily instrumental in my musical background. Growing up in an environment that was a crossroads between Country music, Southern rock, blues and RB, it was just natural to blend different sounds in my own way.

  4. Julie Lamppa:

    Most women will experience some sort of postpartum blues.

  5. Jimi Hendrix, Quoted in Charles Shaar Murray,Crosstown Traffic, ch. 6 (1989).:

    Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.

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