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blues British & World English

Melancholic music of black American folk origin, typically in a twelve-bar sequence. It developed in the rural southern US towards the end of the 19th century, finding a wider audience in the 1940s, as blacks migrated to the cities. This urban blues gave rise to rhythm and blues and rock and roll

blues English Thesaurus

a fit of blues bedevilled her

blue1 British & World English

Blue colour or pigment

blues in blue1 British & World English

Make or become blue

blues in blue2 British & World English

Squander or recklessly spend (money)

the blues in blues British & World English

Melancholic music of black American folk origin, typically in a twelve-bar sequence. It developed in the rural southern US towards the end of the 19th century, finding a wider audience in the 1940s, as blacks migrated to the cities. This urban blues gave rise to rhythm and blues and rock and roll

Blues in Blues and Royals British & World English

A regiment of the Household Cavalry

jump blues British & World English

A style of popular music combining elements of swing and blues

country blues British & World English

A simple form of blues in which the singer is accompanied by an acoustic guitar

talking blues British & World English

A style of blues music in which the lyrics are more or less spoken rather than sung

Blues and Royals British & World English

A regiment of the Household Cavalry

rhythm and blues British & World English

A form of popular music of US black origin which arose during the 1940s from blues, with the addition of driving rhythms taken from jazz. It was an immediate precursor of rock and roll

Adonis blue British & World English

A small Eurasian butterfly, the male of which has vivid sky-blue wings

half-blue British & World English

A person who has represented Oxford or Cambridge University in a minor sport or as a second choice in any sport

Kerry blue British & World English

A terrier of a breed with a silky blue-grey coat

Oxford blue British & World English

A person who has represented Oxford University at a particular sport in a match against Cambridge University

petrol blue in petrol British & World English

A shade of greenish or greyish blue

teal blue in teal British & World English

A dark greenish-blue colour

true blue in true-blue British & World English

A staunchly loyal supporter of the Conservative Party

Belgian Blue British & World English

A heavily muscled animal of a breed of cattle kept for its meat

Russian Blue British & World English

A cat of a breed with short greyish-blue fur, green eyes, and large pointed ears

Cambridge blue British & World English

A person who has represented Cambridge University at a particular sport in a match against Oxford University

chalkhill blue British & World English

A European blue butterfly of calcareous grassland, of which the male is silvery-blue with blackish markings and the female is brown

mazarine blue British & World English

A migratory blue butterfly of Eurasian meadows

Queensland blue heeler in Queensland blue British & World English

A cattle dog with a dark speckled body

robin's-egg British & World English

A greenish-blue colour