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blues Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun 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
  2. noun a state of depression
    vapours; vapors; blue devils; megrims.
    • he had a bad case of the blues
  3. noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blue; blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  4. noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue
  5. noun any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue
    • the Union army was a vast blue
  6. noun the sky as viewed during daylight
    blue; blue air; wild blue yonder; blue sky.
    • he shot an arrow into the blue
  7. noun used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
    blue; blueing; bluing.
  8. noun the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
    blue; blue angel; Amytal; blue devil; amobarbital sodium.
  9. noun any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
  10. verb turn blue

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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