Pronunciation: (blOOz), [key]
1. the blues, (used with a pl. v.) depressed spirits; despondency; melancholy: This rainy spell is giving me the blues.
2. (used with a sing. v.) Jazz.
a. a song, originating with American blacks, that is marked by the frequent occurrence of blue notes, and that takes the basic form, customarily improvised upon in performance, of a 12-bar chorus consisting of a 3-line stanza with the second line repeating the first.
b. the genre constituting such songs.


Pronunciation: (blOOz), [key]
n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. any of various blue military uniforms worn by members of the U.S. armed services: dress blues.
2. a blue uniform for work; blue work clothes: a doctor in surgical blues.
3. Informal.police: The blues keep this neighborhood safe.

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