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Definition of blues noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the blues [uncountable] a type of slow, sad music with strong rhythms, developed by African American musicians in the southern U.S. a blues band/singer
  2. 2[countable] (pl. blues) a blues song
  3. 3the blues [plural] feelings of sadness the Monday morning blues see also baby blues
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: blues