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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun blues
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.
  1. a state of depression; as, he had a bad case of the blues .
    synonyms: megrims.
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  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")

    blues was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Finnish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Blues

    Blues Saraceno is an instrumental rock and hard rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Blues was born on October 17th, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut.


    Blues Boy Willie is an electric blues and soul blues singing and musician. He plays Human voice and Harmonica. He has had major accomplishments since 1970. Blues was given the name William Daniel McFalls on November 28th, 1946 in Memphis, Texas. Blues is also known as McFalls and William Daniel.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Blues

    Ricky was born in Baltimore. Ricky is also known as Blake III, W.P.; Ricky Blues, and Sr. (stage name).


    George Blues is a soccer player for the Dundee F.C., Falkirk F.C., Berwick Rangers F.C., Alloa Athletic F.C., Raith Rovers F.C., Durban City F.C., APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC, and Australia national soccer team. George was born in Scotland.


    Cameron Blues is a sports team member for the Falkirk F.C.


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    Fun Facts about the name Blues

    • How unique is the name Blues? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Blues was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Blues: Your name in reverse order is Seulb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sulbe. How do you pronounce that?

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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