Definition of “blues” - English Dictionary


“blues” in English

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bluesnoun [ U ]

uk /bluːz/ us /bluːz/

(Definition of “blues” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“the blues” in American English

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the blues

a mood of sadness:

She’s got a bad case of the blues.

bluesnoun [ U ]

us /bluz/

a type of music that began among African-American musicians in the southern US, often with lyrics (= words) about a difficult life or bad luck in love

(Definition of “the blues” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)