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Blues

Blues

See also: blues

English

Proper noun

Blues

  1. (informal) any of several sports teams whose uniform is predominantly blue.

German

Etymology

Borrowed from English blues.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bluːs/
  • Rhymes: -uːs

Noun

Blues m

  1. blues (musical form)

blues

blues

See also: Blues

English

Noun

blues

  1. plural of blue

Etymology 2

Noun

blues (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly 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.
    1. (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.
    2. (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.
  2. (music) 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.
    1. (music, always singular) A musical composition following blues forms.
      My next number is a blues in G.
  3. A uniform made principally of a blue fabric.
    The marched in their dress blues.
  4. (sports) Any of a number of sports teams which wear blue kit.
    1. (Australian rules football) Carlton Football Club.
    2. (rugby league) New South Wales.
    3. (soccer, Birmingham) Birmingham City FC.
    4. (soccer, Liverpudlian) Everton FC.
    5. (soccer, London) Chelsea FC.
    6. (soccer, Manchester) Manchester City FC.
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Etymology 3

Verb

blues

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

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Catalan

Noun

blues m (uncountable)

  1. blues

Danish

Etymology

Borrowing from English blues.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bluːs/, [b̥lʊəs]
  • Rhymes: -ʊəs

Noun

blues c (singular definite bluesen, not used in plural form)

  1. (music) blues; a musical form
  2. (music) blues; a musical composition

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowing from English blues.

Noun

blues

  1. (music) blues

Declension

Inflection of blues (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative blues bluesit
genitive bluesin bluesien
partitive bluesia blueseja
illative bluesiin blueseihin
singular plural
nominative blues bluesit
accusative nom. blues bluesit
gen. bluesin
genitive bluesin bluesien
partitive bluesia blueseja
inessive bluesissa blueseissa
elative bluesista blueseista
illative bluesiin blueseihin
adessive bluesilla blueseilla
ablative bluesilta blueseilta
allative bluesille blueseille
essive bluesina blueseina
translative bluesiksi blueseiksi
instructive bluesein
abessive bluesitta blueseitta
comitative blueseineen

French

Etymology

Borrowing from English blues.

Pronunciation

Noun

blues m (plural blues)

  1. blues (music)
  2. blues (depression)

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Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English blues.

Noun

blues m (invariable)

  1. (music) blues

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Portuguese

Noun

blues m (plural blues)

  1. blues (musical form)

Spanish

Etymology

English

Noun

blues m, m pl

  1. (music) blues

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowing from English blues.

Noun

blues c

  1. blues; a musical form
  2. blues; a musical composition

Declension