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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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  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. Orlando Bloom:

    It was funny because when Katy Perry first came out I was like,' Oh, it's me ! It's a mini-me. And then, fortunately, Katy Perry got those Katy Perry blues, which was perfect.

  2. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    Coffee with a friend a day keeps the blues away

  3. Joe Biden:

    Perhaps no music has had as profound and powerful an impact in shaping America's musical score as Black music, for generations, Black music has conveyed the hopes and struggles of a resilient people -- spirituals mourning the original sin of slavery and later heralding freedom from bondage, hard truths told through jazz and the sounds of Motown during the civil rights movement, and hip-hop and rhythm and blues that remind us of the work that still lies ahead.

  4. Diane Wehrle:

    UK retail destinations suffered post Bank Holiday blues last week, with footfall dropping back by around half of the uplift recorded in the week before, when the school half-term holiday coincided with the Spring bank holiday and amazing weather.

  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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