Definición de blues en Español:


Pronunciación /blo͞oz/ /bluz/

sustantivo plural

  • 1often the bluestreated as singular or plural Melancholic music of black American folk origin, typically in a twelve-bar sequence. It developed in the rural southern US toward the end of the 19th century, finding a wider audience in the 1940s, as blacks people migrated to the cities. This urban blues gave rise to rhythm and blues and rock and roll.

    blues has always had a strong following in Australia; a blues singer
    • People never know if my music is jazz or blues or folk or pop, but I don't know how to put myself into a category.
    • What emerges from this mixture is a very American sound that mixes jazz, country and western, rock, popular song, folk, and the blues.
    • That progressed from the blues into folk and gospel music and things like that.
    • For years, pedantic scholars have crowed about the debt rock owes the blues.
    • This gradual migration of the blues from a rural to an urban setting had an unexpected effect on the music.
    • Yet all this activity detailing the history of the blues during the twentieth century obscures a few thorny questions.
    • Some people like jazz, or rock and roll or the blues.
    • Now, just like with rock music philosophy, blues rests on the notion of the mythological, endless Saturday night.
    • She plays the blues as filtered through the best punk rock.
    • The great African-American exodus from the south during the first half of the twentieth century spawned a new form of urban electric-based blues.
    • And this is before the great twentieth-century migrations of blacks and the blues.
    • It has further enhanced by love for rock and the blues for its simplicity of groove and expression.
    • Here she is not only a blues poet, but also a part of a blues people grounded in a specific set of conditions that give birth to the blues as music and as world view.
    • Rather my objectives flow from a desire to revitalize our assumptions about the concepts of empowerment and agency in relation to black women and the blues.
    • Susan adds her dazzling jazz sound of silky vocals and sultry twists to eleven recordings ranging from traditional and folk to the blues.
    • It was the blues with energy, music from the heart, played on whatever was around.
    • By the mid-'60s, younger British musicians were adapting the urban blues as well.
    • Just don't get him started on jazz or, worse, the blues.
    • Although the origins of the blues may never be known, the Mississippi Delta has been called the ‘home of the blues.’
    1. 1.1treated as singular A piece of blues music.
      we'll do a blues in C
      • Each book contains ballads, blues, Latin pieces and rags.
      • I'm going to do a Blues and then I get into a Ballad and then...?
      • ‘I love her because she would sing all over the song, rather than just do it straight, and she could sing a standard in a gritty gospel style then do a blues and just kill everyone in the room.’
      • They did a blues and an assortment of standards.
  • 2the bluescoloquial Feelings of melancholy, sadness, or depression.

    she's got the blues
    • You say you've got the blues in your alligator shoes.
    • Your bud's got the blues: you have a bud who's just not herself lately?
    • He was basically a rich kid coming up, but he got the blues down deep in his own way.
    • I've got a blue motel room, with a blue bedspread I've got the blues inside and outside my head…
    • A collection of amusing animal photos as well as warm and inspirational texts designed to cheer up anyone who's got the blues.
    • Depression is almost unknown to these individuals because they are all so optimistic and active that they have little time for self-pity or the blues.
    • I had a bad case of the heart burns; a bad case of the blues.
    • Depression goes well beyond a simple case of the blues.
    • Depression is more than getting a bad case of the blues.
    • A gents' hairdresser has got the barber's blues after thieves swiped the trademark poles which have stood outside his salon for 50 years.
    • It also benefits from stunning scenery and has a climate to soothe all winter blues.
    • It's an attack of poison ivy, teenage angst and the blues all rolled into one unscratchable scourge.
    • If you're suffering from the blues and want to see if a natural approach can help, discuss taking a medication with your doctor.
    • Welford argues that there are three different forms of ‘postnatal distress’: the blues, PND and psychosis.
    • Chatting to this bubbly rowing ambassadress, it is hard to believe that she ever suffers from the blues, but settling for second best would signal negative feelings this time.
    • Talk about the blues, man - he just can't win.
    • It's closing time at the last mall on Earth, so you'd best stock up on ‘medicine for the blues.’
    • Well, you try cleaning the algae from an Olympic sized swimming pool on a balmy summer's day without getting some form of the blues!
    • Nearly everyone has had the blues at one time or another.
    • Now we're learning that lower primates can get the blues, too.
    depression, sadness, unhappiness, melancholy, misery, sorrow, gloominess, gloom, dejection, downheartedness, despondency, dispiritedness, low spirits, heavy-heartedness, glumness, moroseness, dismalness, despair


Mid 18th century (in blues (sense 2)): elliptically from blue devils ‘depression or delirium tremens’.



/blo͞oz/ /bluz/