Adjective "bluesy" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈbluːzi/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Of, resembling, or in the style of blues music.
  1. 'the music has got warmer and bluesier'
  2. 'By 1964, he had moved away from rock and roll to a bluesier, jazzier sound.'
  3. 'I'd define it as music that is the bluesier side of swing.'
  4. 'The veteran composer helps the film a great deal with his smoky, bluesy score.'
  5. 'His style is quite bluesy and completely without inhibition.'
  6. 'They debuted some new material that had a bit of a nice bluesy edge to it.'

Definitions

1. the blues, (used with a plural verb) depressed spirits; despondency; melancholy: This rainy spell is giving me the blues.

2. (used with a singular verb) Jazz. 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. the genre constituting such songs.

More examples(as adjective)

"edges can be bluesy."

Origin

(blues)