Meaning of BLUE in English

BLUE

transcription, транскрипция: [ blu: ]

( bluer, bluest, blues)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

Something that is blue is the colour of the sky on a sunny day.

There were swallows in the cloudless blue sky...

She fixed her pale blue eyes on her father’s.

...colourful blues and reds.

COLOUR

2.

The blues is a type of music which was developed by African American musicians in the southern United States. It is characterized by a slow tempo and a strong rhythm.

N-PLURAL : the N

3.

If you have got the blues , you feel sad and depressed. ( INFORMAL )

Interfering in-laws are the prime sources of the blues.

N-PLURAL : the N

4.

If you are feeling blue , you are feeling sad or depressed, often when there is no particular reason. ( INFORMAL )

There’s no earthly reason for me to feel so blue.

= down

ADJ : v-link ADJ

5.

Blue films, stories, or jokes are about sex.

...a secret stash of porn mags and blue movies.

ADJ : ADJ n

6.

If something happens out of the blue , it happens unexpectedly.

One of them wrote to us out of the blue several years later.

PHRASE

7.

blue moon: see moon

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