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noun (wikipedia, Blues, Blues (musical form))
  1. (plural of, blue)
  2. (colloquial) A feeling of sadness or depression.
  • Usage note: Often preceded by the definite article.
  1. 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
  2. : If we had been allowed to sit idle we should all have fallen into the ...
    1. (singular or plural) (colloquial) One's particular life experience, particularly including the hardships one has faced.
    Your blues is just like mine.
    Your blues are just like mine.
    1. A musical form, African-American in origin, generally featuring an eight-bar or twelve-bar structure and using the blues scale.
  3. Usage note: Often preceded by the definite article.
    Many great blues musicians came from the Mississippi Delta region.
    A large portion of modern popular music is influenced by the blues.
    1. (context, music, always singular) A musical composition following blues forms.
    My next number is a blues in G.

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