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Noun (plural)
/blo͞oz/,
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blues, plural;
  1. Melancholic music of black American folk origin, typically in a twelve-bar sequence. It developed in the rural southern US toward the end of the 19th century, finding a wider audience in the 1940s as blacks migrated to the cities. This urban blues gave rise to rhythm and blues and rock and roll

  2. A piece of such music
    • - we'll do a blues in C
  3. Feelings of melancholy, sadness, or depression
    • - she's got the blues

  1. 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. a state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues"
  3. 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 at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. ...
  4. Blues is a posthumous compilation album by musician Jimi Hendrix, released April 26, 1994 on MCA Records. The album contains eleven blues songs recorded by Hendrix between 1966 and 1970. Out of these eleven, six were previously unreleased. ...
  5. Blues is a single-disc compilation album by Bob Dylan, released on August 8, 2006 and distributed exclusively by Barnes & Noble.
  6. The Lycaenidae are the second-largest family of butterflies, with about 6000 species worldwide, whose members are also called gossamer-winged butterflies. They constitute about 40% of the known butterfly species.
  7. Blues dancing is a modern term used to describe a family of historical dances that developed alongside and were danced to blues music, or the contemporary dances that are danced in that aesthetic. ...
  8. Blues is a Blues Rock compilation album by Eric Clapton released in 1999. The release features songs from Clapton's 1970s RSO albums, as well as some unreleased material from the same era. The second disc features live recordings.
  9. A feeling of sadness or depression; (informal) One's particular life experience, particularly including the hardships one has faced; A musical form, African-American in origin, generally featuring an eight-bar or twelve-bar structure and using the blues scale; A musical composition following ...
  10. (Blued) A surface darkened in color by a sand-blast abrasive
  11. (Blued) To have been murdered.
  12. A slow, sad style of jazz.  See More About Jazz.
  13. The first set of pages that come back from the printer before a final print run of the magazine is done. Blues are used to catch last-minute mistakes and are usually only seen by the EIC, Art Director, and/or Managing Editor.
  14. A style of music derived in part from work songs used during slavery; a precursor and component of jazz.
  15. a bedrock genre of traditional American music rooted in African-retentive ante-bellum music, as reflected in the presence of call-and-response, bent or slurred notes, and both lyrical and instrumental improvisation. ...
  16. (or bluelines): Photographic proofs of the printing plates for a book. Blues are reviewed as a means to inspect the set type, layout, and design of the book's pages before it goes to press.
  17. oral black American folk or popular melancholic songs of the early twentieth century.
  18. A style of music that evolved from southern African-American secular songs and is usually characterized by slow tempo and flatted thirds and sevenths. Blues influenced the development of rock, rhythm and blues and country music.
  19. Full, half and quarter Blues are awarded upon representing Cambridge University against the Other Place at first team level in a sport. Traditional major sports such as soccer and swimming earn Full Blues.
  20. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED)  for the sense of depression of spirit or despondency quotes Washington Irving (1807) and Harpers Magazine (Dec. 1883)
  21. early and basic jazz style of music with a predictable chord structure; not religious and usually slow in tempo.
  22. Blue dress uniform (for Marine Corps and Air Force).
  23. Simple American folk music often related to jazz with a repetitive musical structure.
  24. (1) A form normally consisting of 12 bars, staying in one key and moving to IV at bar 5. (2) A melodic style, with typical associated harmonies, using certain 'blues scales', riffs and grace notes. (3) A musical genre, ancestral to jazz and part of it. ...
  25. 1. a 12 bar song form that evolved from African American folk forms influencing many forms of popular music; including jazz, rock, R and B, hip hop.  2. various other 8, 16 and 24 bar related forms 3. a quality of sound (ex. a bluesy sound) 4. a melancholy feeling.