Pronunciation: (blOOz),[key] —n. 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.