What does blues mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term blues:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blues(noun)

    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, vapours(noun)

    a state of depression

    "he had a bad case of the blues"


  1. blues(Noun)

    A feeling of sadness or depression.

  2. blues(Noun)

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

  3. blues(Noun)

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

  4. blues(Noun)

    A musical composition following blues forms.

    My next number is a blues in G.

  5. blues(Noun)

    A uniform made principally of a blue fabric.

    The marched in their dress blues.

  6. blues(Noun)

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


  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.

How to pronounce blues?

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How to say blues in sign language?

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

    Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.

  2. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    Coffee with a friend a day keeps the blues away

  3. Duke Ellington:

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

  4. Kurt Harris ':

    The last decade of my Marine service is gone, my uniforms, my dress blues, photos of friends that are not with us anymore, it’s all gone.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of blues

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