(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: communication, folksong

2. a state of depression

- he had a bad case of the blues

Similar word(s): megrims, vapors, vapours

Definition categories: state, depression

Sentences with blues as a noun:

- I've got the blues today.

- The blues have hit her hard, and she won't get out of bed.

- Your blues is just like mine.

- Your blues are just like mine.

- I've got the lonely man's blues.

- If you work here long enough, you'll have the butcher's blues just like me.

- Many great blues musicians came from the Mississippi Delta region.

- A large portion of modern popular music is influenced by the blues.

- My next number is a blues in G.

- The marched in their dress blues.


1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of blue