Associations to the word «Blues»

Wiktionary

BLUES, noun. Plural of blue
BLUES, noun. (usually plural) (informal) A feeling of sadness or depression.
BLUES, noun. (singular or plural) (informal) One's particular life experience, particularly including the hardships one has faced.
BLUES, noun. (singular or plural) (informal) The negative emotional state produced by a particular action, occupation, experience or idea.
BLUES, noun. (music genre) A musical form, African-American in origin, generally featuring an eight-bar or twelve-bar blues structure and using the blues scale.
BLUES, noun. (music) (always singular) A musical composition following blues forms.
BLUES, noun. A uniform made principally of a blue fabric.
BLUES, noun. (sports) Any of a number of sports teams which wear blue kit.
BLUES, noun. (Australian rules football) Carlton Football Club.
BLUES, noun. (rugby league) New South Wales.
BLUES, noun. (soccer) (Birmingham) Birmingham City FC.
BLUES, noun. (soccer) (Liverpool) Everton FC.
BLUES, noun. (soccer) (London) Chelsea FC.
BLUES, noun. (soccer) (Manchester) Manchester City FC.
BLUES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of blue
BLUES, proper noun. (informal) any of several sports teams whose uniform is predominantly blue.
BLUES AND TWOS, noun. (informal) The flashing blue lights and (originally) two-tone siren of a police vehicle.
BLUES SCALE, noun. (music) A minor hexatonic scale originating in the American musical genre blues, consisting of tonic, minor third, fourth, diminished fifth, fifth, and minor seventh, in which notes, particularly the minor third, fourth, diminished fifth, and minor seventh may be bent. It can also be called the minor blues scale when distinguishing it from its only other functional mode the major blues scale.
BLUES SCALES, noun. Plural of blues scale

Dictionary definition

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.
BLUES, noun. A state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues".

Wise words

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