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Synonyms for blues

Noun

1. blues, black music, African-American music, folk song, folksong, folk ballad
usage: 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. blues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapours, depression
usage: a state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues"

Noun

1. blues, black music, African-American music, folk song, folksong, folk ballad
usage: blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
2. blues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapours, depression
usage: blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"
3. blue, blueness, chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
usage: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue"
4. blue, clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment
usage: the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue"
5. blue, organization, organisation
usage: used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
6. blue sky, blue, blue air, wild blue yonder, sky
usage: the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic
7. bluing, blueing, blue, dye, dyestuff
usage: any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae

Verb

1. blue, discolor, discolour, colour, color
usage: turn blue
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