Pronunciation Noun
  1. plural form of blue


  1. (usually, in the plural, informal) A feeling of sadness or depression.
    I've got the blues today.
    The blues have hit her hard, and she won't get out of bed.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      If we had been allowed to sit idle we should all have fallen into the blues...
    1. (singular or plural, informal) One's particular life experience, particularly including the hardships one has faced.
      Your blues is just like mine.
      Your blues are just like mine.
    2. (singular or plural, informal) The negative emotional state produced by a particular action, occupation, experience or idea.
      I've got the lonely man's blues.
      If you work here long enough, you'll have the butcher's blues just like me.
  2. (music genre) A musical form, African-American in origin, generally featuring an eight-bar or twelve-bar blues structure and using the blues scale.
    Many great blues musicians came from the Mississippi Delta region.
    A large portion of modern popular music is influenced by the blues.
    1. (music, always singular) A musical composition following blues forms.
      My next number is a blues in G.
  3. A uniform made principally of a blue fabric.
    The marched in their dress blues.
  4. (sports) Any of a number of sports teams which wear blue kit.
    1. (Australian rules football) Carlton Football Club.
    2. (rugby league) New South Wales.
    3. (soccer, Birmingham) Birmingham City FC.
    4. (soccer, Liverpool) Everton FC.
    5. (soccer, London) Chelsea FC.
    6. (soccer, Manchester) Manchester City FC.
Translations Translations Translations Verb
  1. third-person singular form of blue

Proper noun
  1. (informal) any of several sports teams whose uniform is predominantly blue.

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