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blue note

n. Music
A flatted note, especially the third or seventh note of a scale, in place of an expected major interval.

[From its use in blues music.]

blue note

n
(Jazz) jazz a flattened third or seventh, used frequently in the blues

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n.
a lowered third, seventh, or fifth degree of a musical major scale.
[1925–30; from its use in the blues]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue note - a flattened third or seventh
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
blues - 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
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