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Definition of blue note in English:


A minor interval where a major would be expected, used especially in jazz.
Example sentences
  • The jazz musicians left some blue notes here for posterity.
  • The catalogue tells us she works from her own photographs and enjoys listening to jazz - think of the blue notes of a jazz musician and you have her in one.
  • Her soulful chants and blue notes, which float over ethereal background arrangements, accentuate her songs, most of which begin with chants of the hook before descending into verses.

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