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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
blues \blues\ n.
a type of folk song that originated among Black Americans at
the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholoy sound
from repeated used of blue notes.
2. a state of depression; as, he had a bad case of the blues.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: 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: a state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues" [syn:
blues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapours]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
91 Moby Thesaurus words for "blues":
Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied, alba,
anthem, art song, aubade, ballad, ballade, balladry, ballata,
barcarole, blahs, blue devils, bluegrass, blues song, boat song,
border ballads, bridal hymn, brindisi, calypso, canso, canticle,
canzone, canzonet, canzonetta, carol, cavatina, chanson, chant,
chantey, city blues, country blues, country music,
country-and-western music, croon, croon song, dejection,
depression, dirge, dismals, ditty, dods, doldrums, dolefuls, dorts,
drinking song, dumps, epithalamium, ethnic music, field holler,
folk song, folk songs, frumps, gloom, grumps, heavyheartedness,
hymeneal, lay, lied, lilt, love song, love-lilt, matin, megrims,
melancholia, melancholy, minstrel song, minstrelsy, mopes,
mulligrubs, mumps, national anthem, old-time country music, pouts,
prothalamium, serena, serenade, serenata, song, sulks, sullens,
the blues, theme song, torch song, unhappiness, war song,
wedding song, western swing
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