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blues

 (blo͞oz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. A state of depression or melancholy. Often used with the.
2. A style of music that evolved from southern African-American secular songs and is usually distinguished by a strong 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and sevenths, a 12-bar structure, and lyrics in a three-line stanza in which the second line repeats the first: "The blues is an expression of anger against shame and humiliation" (B.B. King).

[Short for blue devils, a feeling of depression.]

blues′man n.
blues′y adj.

blues

(bluːz)
pl n (sometimes functioning as singular)
1. a feeling of depression or deep unhappiness
2. (Jazz) a type of folk song devised by Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century, usually employing a basic 12-bar chorus, the tonic, subdominant, and dominant chords, frequent minor intervals, and blue notes
ˈbluesy adj

Blues

(bluːz)
pl n
the Blues Brit the Royal Horse Guards

blues

(bluz)

n.
1. the blues, (used with a pl. v.) depressed spirits; melancholy.
2. (used with a sing. v.)
a. a song of woe and yearning marked by persistent blue notes and structured in a 12-bar chorus with three-line stanzas of which the third line typically repeats the first.
b. the genre of jazz and popular music comprising such songs.
3. any of various blue military uniforms worn by members of the U.S. armed services.
4. a blue work uniform.
[1800–10]
blues′y, adj.

blues

The blues is a distinctive, indigenous black-American song form, important not only in its own right, but also because it was a major element in the evolution of jazz and, later, rock’n’roll.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th centuryblues - 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
African-American music, black music - music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
folk ballad, folk song, folksong - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
blue note - a flattened third or seventh
boogie, boogie-woogie - an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
2.blues - a state of depressionblues - a state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues"
depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

blues

noun
Translations
blues
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BluesBlaumiese
blues-musiikki
bluesbluz
ブルース
블루스
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เพลงช้าที่มีจังหวะหนัก
nhạc blues

blues

[ˈbluːz] npl
the blues (MUSIC)le blues
the blues (= depression) → le cafard
to have the blues (= depression) → avoir le cafard mid-term bluesblues band ngroupe m de bluesblues guitar nguitare f blues

blues

[bluːz] npl (Mus) the bluesil blues
to have the blues (fam) (depression) → essere giù

blues

بلوز blues blues Blues μπλουζ blues blues-musiikki blues blues blues ブルース 블루스 blues blues blues blues, melancolia блюз blues เพลงช้าที่มีจังหวะหนัก melankoli nhạc blues 蓝调音乐

blues

n. término usada por depresión.
References in periodicals archive ?
Usually after childbirth, most women experienced face fluctuated emotion or mood swings, including teary eyes, Irritability, sleep disturbance, lack of concentration, and absent-minded within the first week until 6-9 weeks postpartum.1 All conditions are called "Postpartum Blues (PPB)" or "Maternity Blues" or "Baby Blues"; and its incidence rate is estimated at 55-85% in western country.2 PPB was classified as a mental health adaptation condition that can arouse negative effects to physical and mental health of mothers and infants.
With the exception in other media of Grazia Verasani's (2004) theatrical drama From Medea: Maternity Blues, (10) adapted for the screen by Fabrizio Cattani eight years later (Maternity Blues, 2012), and Concita De Gregorio's (2006) text Una madre lo sa.
Conversely, a history of depression, prenatal depression, and maternity blues failed to show any influence on the variable in question.
Their Research "Maternity Blues and Symptoms of Postnatal Depression Four weeks after Childbirth: A comparative study" revealed that considerable majority of Pakistani women experience Maternity Blues and later Postnatal Depression.
The nature of touch in mothers experiencing maternity blues: the contribution of parity.
Four standardized questionnaires were used before and after the intervention: Maternity Blues Scale, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Profile of Mood States, and Feeling Toward Baby Scale (Imura et al., 2006).
For decades it has been clear to me that many women and a few men with "baby blues" (I guess the politically correct term is now "maternity blues") have gotten into that state in large part because they are sleep deprived.
It includes questions on risk factors for postpartum depression, including prenatal depression, prior depression, maternity blues, and prenatal anxiety--"one that I think sometimes gets missed.