- plural form of blue
- (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...
- (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.
- (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.
- (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.
- (music, always singular) A musical composition following blues forms.
- My next number is a blues in G.
- A uniform made principally of a blue fabric.
- The marched in their dress blues.
- (sports) Any of a number of sports teams which wear blue kit.
- (Australian rules football) Carlton Football Club.
- (rugby league) New South Wales.
- (soccer, Birmingham) Birmingham City FC.
- (soccer, Liverpool) Everton FC.
- (soccer, London) Chelsea FC.
- (soccer, Manchester) Manchester City FC.
- third-person singular form of blue
- (informal) any of several sports teams whose uniform is predominantly blue.